RUSTAM IBRAGIMBEKOV. The Rising Waves. A long short story.
Though not a permanent resident of Baku any longer, this famous fiction and movie-script writer is still affectionately attached to his native city. By the last years of the Soviet Union the capital of Azerbaydjan as a place which hosts men and women of different races and cultural traditions became a sort of a legend. Obviously, now it has considerably changed. In what way? How are the author’s coevals as well as the people of next generations doing? That is the focus of his new work.
MIKOLAS SLUTSKIS. The Heart. A short story.
Approaching its imminent 70th anniversary, our magazine is gratefully remembering those who in fact had created its status of one of the Russian leading literary editions. An outstanding Lithuanian author Mikolas Slutskis is one of them. His most famous novels, The Thirst, The Staircase Leading to the Sky, Adam’s Apple were first published by DN. One of the key themes of his prose is the World War II and post-bellum life in Lithuania. What is presented here is one of his latest short stories.
ZAKHAR PRILEPIN. Shoesful of Hot Vodka. A short story.
Zakhar Prilepin is well known to the readership of DN and doesn’t need any further introductions. Why not, though? He is the winner of the “National Bestseller 2008” prize. Our cordial congratulations. This also is a good reason to publish his new short story.
GEORGII MALIEV. An Illegal Immigrant.
Perestroika. Lots of hopes and plenty of enthusiasm. An attempt to start an independent business. A failure. A search for a way out. After this typical experience in his native city of Vladikavkaz the author of the essay sets out for England in quest of new fortunes and finds out that genuine ordeals and almost implausible misadventures awaited him right there…