Irina Tabunova. The beauty in absentia

Author: Irina Tabunova
Title: The Beauty in Absentia

Year: 2005

What is a contemporary young woman, independent and cheerful, sometimes crying but never giving up? She works in a phone sex service and falls in love with a client. She waits for her sweetheart to come back from a distant dangerous trip and cheats on him with anybody and everybody. She bears a baby and kills its probable farther. She drinks vodka, but never loses lucidity of mind, derisive keenness of observation, and overwhelming optimism. She keeps a diary, putting down the subtlest details and the profoundest confessions in a delicate and sometimes glamour manner.

“This prose sticks to one’s memory, on the one hand, with its shamelessness, and, on the other hand, with its profound tenderness”.

Afisha

“Touching revelation”

Expert