Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown asked Janet Fitch:

You have quite a few books about Russia shelved on Goodreads. What interests you so much about Russia? And do they have anything to do with a future writing project?

Janet Fitch By this time, it should be pretty clear that I am crazy about Russia and Russian literature, and have written two books set during the Russian Revolution, THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. published November 7, 2017 and the sequel, CHIMES OF A LOST CATHEDRAL, to be published on July 2, 2019, the story of a young poet, a passionate young woman coming of age at that turbulent point in history. I like the drama of Russia, the seriousness and soulfulness of its people, the scope of its history and the sweep and intensity of its literature. Russia was my great love as a young person--I took Russian as my language in high school, read Russia's great novels and later, its poets... CHIMES even more than the first book deals with Russian literature, especially the Silver Age poets who are active characters in the novel--Gorky, Mandelstam, Akhmatova, Mayakovsky, Gumilev, Blok.

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