Snowdrops by AD Miller: January 2012 book of the month
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, January's Book of the Month is a superb, chilling crime novel that's ideally suited to dark winter days.
SNOWDROPS is set in the tawdry, corrupt underbelly of Moscow, where murder victims lie hidden in the snow until the spring thaw brings them to the surface. Nick, a high flying British lawyer, has begun a new life in the city, negotiating with oil barons, exploring the maze of streets crammed with expense-account brothels, power plants, glitzy restaurants and gridlocked traffic. His guide is the enigmatic Masha, who inexorably reels him into a morally ambiguous and self-deluded love affair. Cool, complex and menacing, this is, as the Spectator put it 'a heady noseful of Moscow, an intoxicating perfume that will whirl you off your feet and set your moral compass spinning'.
Book club discussion: 31 January, 9-10pm
We are delighted that AD Miller will be joining MN bookclub to discuss Snowdrops as well as his writing life on Tuesday 31 January, 9-10pm.
About AD Miller
A.D Miller was born in London in 1974. He studied literature at Cambridge and Princeton, then worked as a TV producer before joining the Economist. From 2004 to 2007 he was the magazine's Moscow correspondent, travelling widely across Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is currently the magazine's Britain editor; he lives in London with his wife Emma, daughter Milly and son Jacob. Snowdrops is his first novel.
You can see all the press interviews with AD Miller, listen to podcasts, get further info on Russia and read excerpts from the book at the excellent Snowdrops website.
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