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Book Recommendations from Toronto International Festival of Authors

Bride and Groom

By Alisa Ganieva (translated by Dr. Carol Apollonio)

From one of the most exciting voices in modern Russian literature, Alisa Ganieva, comes Bride and Groom, the tumultuous love story of two young city-dwellers who meet when they return home to their families in rural Dagestan. When traditional family expectations and increasing religious and cultural tension threaten to shatter their bond, Marat and Patya struggle to overcome obstacles determined to keep them apart, while fate seems destined to keep them together until the very end. Longlisted for the Read Russia 2020 Prize. (Fiction)

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