Mother Doll (Staff Pick)

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Mother Doll: A Novel By Katya Apekina Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419770951
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Published: The Overlook Press - March 12th, 2024

Blending Russian cynicism with the playfulness of Lincoln in the Bardo, Mother Doll is a nestled stack of intergenerational traumas that features characters who are capable of great resilience but also great betrayal, abandonment, and spite. Apekina depicts the Russian Revolution with as much aplomb as she does present-day Los Angeles and leaves us with the question: is humanity really as monstrous as the titular matriarch insists?"

- Rachael