Eight-year-old Sasha lives with his grandparents and is going to rot away by the age of sixteen - or so his foul-mouthed Grandma says. He is not allowed to sweat, to run, to sleep without his tights - or to see his mother too often. Yet living with his mother is all Sasha really wants, despite her boyfriend being a blood-sucking midget, in Grandma’s words. This compelling story of broken families, of parental rivalries, and of suffocating love moves between farce and tragedy with remarkable ease, in the best traditions of Dostoyevsky and Chekhov. Funny, insightful, and heart-wrenching all at once, Bury Me Behind the Baseboard enjoys cult status in Russia. It has been a major bestseller for more than ten years now, selling over a million copies and collecting prestigious literary prizes in Russia and Italy. It was translated into many European and Asian languages and made into a play performed across Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as into a popular movie in 2009. Nominated by German author Alina Bronsky, the novel won the first place in the informal readers’ poll, 25 Books That Inspired the World (1989-2014), that featured in the November 2014 issue of World Literature Today.
Thank you for this book Pavel Sanaev. It's possible so to fascinate the reader indeed that he will take this history for the actual. This book had become fascinated by the relationship in this family too. From the beginning you can see the happy and very poor family.This boy is so wise person that he understands his sad and mad grandma in some way, his quite grandpa, this cluttered flat, but at the same time they know all the places of the necessarythings and keepsakes, their lives stop in this flat in a trice. It doesn’t prevent this boy to be a real and an up-front sort of person. People be real.
This book set me thinking about my life style and the way of bringing up my children. Love and hold in high respect your relatives. I think this book is in part a masterpiece and he is worthy of respect.
Nominated by German author Alina Bronsky, the novel won the first place in the informal readers’ poll, 25 Books That Inspired the World (1989-2014), that featured in the November 2014 issue of World Literature Today.