I dunno if it’s a product of my interests, or being the child of parents born in the 50s, but I’ve always loved a good tale set in Russia, especially ones taking place around the revolution. I picked this one up on a whim after seeing it recommended, and was compelled to power through it this week. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
And I figured, if I’m on the subject of fiction set in Russia, I might as well recommend my other two favorites. The first is set in and around the siege of Leningrad during WWII.
The second is a collection of increasingly related short stories following a group of characters throughout the fall of the Soviet Union and into the Chechen Wars.