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Give Me (Songs for Lovers) (2002) [Collection]
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The stories in Give Me are authentic and deeply felt - vibrant snapshots colored by vodka, drugs, and young love that capture life at a certain age in a specific part of the world while reflecting the universal emotions of a generation. Too young to identify with life in the Soviet era, the frank, funny, appealingly tough characters in Give Me are forced to find their identities in the chaotic atmosphere of a country recovering from systemic collapse. They reach out to each other in ways that are sometimes affectionate, sometimes cruel, and always desperate for connection.

A young soldier on leave from the Chechen war laments the meaninglessness of civilian life - "all that goddamned self-expression" - while his girlfriend ponders the elegant arch of her best friend's eyebrows; a teacher at a summer camp is appalled, disgusted, and frightened by her out-of-control charges and the retribution she could suffer at the hands of their powerful parents; love and loyalty become entangled as a young woman sleeps with friends of her unattainable object of desire to feel closer to him; a suicidal teenager finds salvation in the unlikely duo of a beefy security guard and his Rottweiler; the object of a university student's crush unknowingly pushes her buttons from afar when he neglects to return her anonymous love notes; and Death visits an Internet chat room after politely accepting the offer of a cup of tea.


  • Give Me!
  • Valerochka
  • A Song for the Lovers
  • Vasya and the Green Men
  • Remote Feelings
  • Lyokha the Rottweiler
  • My beautiful Ann
  • Postscript
  • Death in the Chat Room
  • You and Me
  • Isupov

Original title: Дай мне
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)

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Edition #1: Give Me (Songs for Lovers)

Give Me (Songs for Lovers) (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Andrew Bromfield
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Give Me (Songs for Lovers) (2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0743254627
Pages: 224

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