Compartment No. 6 Book Talk with Rosa Liksom
Where: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave.
212-779-3587 Price: Free
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Finnish author Rosa Liksom reads from and discusses her recently translated novel Compartment No. 6 (Graywolf Press, August 2016), a wickedly mischievous, darkly imaginative, and completely unforgettable ride.
In the waning years of the Soviet Union, a sad young Finnish woman boards a train in Moscow bound for Mongolia, she’s trying to put as much space as possible between her and a broken relationship. Wanting to be alone, she chooses an empty compartment—No. 6.—but her solitude is soon shattered by the arrival of a fellow passenger: Vadim Nikolayevich Ivanov, a grizzled, opinionated, foul-mouthed former soldier. Vadim fills the compartment with his long and colorful stories, recounting in lurid detail his sexual conquests and violent fights.Buy tickets/get more info now