The Rascally Romance
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The Rascally Romance

(in a single helluva-long letter about a flicking-short life)

About the Book

From the middle of nowhere, a man is gliding through his past, back in the USSR, trying to bring it over to his daughter why she grew up without a dad. What for? To marshal a bunch of self-excuses and belated explanations? Anything can be explained; nothing can be redone. The unending letter to an unfamiliar daughter flows over the frames of self-justification into summing-up and final analyses of "parts of my own life because, as long as I'm alive, I am interested to find out what happened, how and why". Confession? Indictment? Maybe a poem? All in one. Just life as it is.

About the Author

Sehrguey Ogoltsoff
Sehrguey Ogoltsoff

alive and kicking: 1954 -- as of yet

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword, a sort of i book one ~ ~ ~ The Birchbark Sketches 1 ~ ~ ~ The Genesis 15 ~ ~ ~ The Childhood 23 ~ ~ ~ The Adolescence 114 book two ~ ~ ~The Youth 184 ~ ~ ~My Universities: Part One 256 ~ ~ ~ My Universities: Part Two 327 book three ~ ~ ~ The Parade of Planets 436 ~ ~ ~ The Married Life 477 ~ ~ ~ Defying the Wash 505 book four ~ ~ ~ The Solitary Barge Hauler 554 ~ ~ ~ The Ivory Tower 580 ~ ~ ~ The Eastern Corridor 625 ~ ~ ~ The Postscripts 644

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