The Year of the Comet

The Year of the Comet

Book - 2017
Rate this:
"A story of a Russian boyhood and coming of age as the Soviet Union is on the brink of collapse. An idyllic childhood takes a sinister turn. Rumors of a serial killer haunt the neighborhood, families pack up and leave town without a word of warning, and the country begins to unravel. Policemen stand by as protesters overtake the streets, knowing that the once awe-inspiring symbols of power they wear on their helmets have become devoid of meaning. Lebedev depicts a vast empire coming apart at the seams, transforming a very public moment into something tender and personal, and writes with stunning beauty and shattering insight about childhood and the growing consciousness of a boy in the world."--Cover, p.[4]
Publisher: New York : New Vessel Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781939931412
Branch Call Number: FIC LEBEDEV 2017
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Bouis, Antonina W.


From Library Staff

As rumors of a serial killer haunt his Russian neighborhood, a young boy comes of age in a Soviet Union on the brink of collapse. (Russia)

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SPL

To Top