A Volga Tale by Yakhina (The Wife-The Daughter)

A Volga Tale by Yakhina (The Wife-The Daughter)

Show Notes

Content Warning: there are mentions of rape around 10:55-12:30 and 27:45-28:10

This week, Matt and Cameron lace up their sailing shoes and dig into Guzel Yakhina’s sophomore novel A Volga Tale. Hop on your skiff and let’s get discussing!

Major themes: Fairy tales, women with “K” names, justified societal shunning

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01:51 - A link to Part 1 of our episodes covering Guzel Yakhina’s Zuleikha.

23:52 - Korenizatsiia

27:10 - Laurus by Evgeny Vodolazkin

41:00 - I wish Cameron pronounced “dictates” differently

The music used in this episode was “Старое Кино / Staroye Kino,” by Перемотка / Peremotka. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and YouTube

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