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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date September 8, 2015
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781501277535
ISBN-10 1501277537
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.18 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire was acclaimed by The Hartford Courant as "a thrilling discovery…a reversal of the letters [of] Saul Bellow's Herzog…[with] a Nabokovian delight in words and texts."

J. is a smuggler living in Russia, making his living fencing the flotsam of communism's collapse. In Istanbul he takes a commission to trap an endangered Russian butterfly and decides to use it as an opportunity to smuggle V., his Russian lover who has no papers, back into her homeland. In the port of Odessa, she disappears, and J. continues alone to a small village on the Black Sea. Letters from V. begin to arrive, and as J. hunts the butterfly, he seeks a way to lure V. back into his life. Equal parts bittersweet love story, international intrigue, and one man's quest to write the perfect love letter, Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire, wrote The Tennessean, is "an amazing jewel of a story…that winks with wit [and] wears its astonishing craftsmanship lightly."

"An aesthetically blissful reading experience.… Nabokov's spirit, alive and kind, has touched [Prieto] with its butterfly wings." ―Aleksandar Hemon, The Village Voice Literary Supplement

"…Nocturnal Butterflies is an impressive performance by a writer whose gifts are clearly abundant." ―Richard Bernstein, The New York Times

"A beautiful, lavish, seedy, poetic, and magical book.… Pure pleasure for the literary mind." ―Chris Kridler, The Baltimore Sun

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With Jose Manuel Prieto | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (September 8, 2015)
9781501277535 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire was acclaimed by The Hartford Courant as "a thrilling discovery…a reversal of the letters [of] Saul Bellow's Herzog…[with] a Nabokovian delight in words and texts.

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