Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Well Deserved Plug

Today marks the release of my good friend Jon Fasman's second novel, The Unpossessed City. It concerns a young American with gambling debts who uses his Russian language skills to make money interviewing former political prisoners. What follows includes "murderous bureaucrats, Central Asian mobsters, and a conspiracy to sell Soviet bioweapons to the highest bidder."

Along with his thrilling plots, Jon always draws convincing, complex portraits of people and places. This time, the person is Jim Vilatzer, and the place is Moscow. Publishers Weekly wrote that Jon "takes a compassionate look at the hard truths of modern-day Russia in his absorbing second novel."

You can order the book online, of course, but it should also be on store shelves today.


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