Gorsky (Paperback)
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Gorsky (Paperback)

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Published: 03/09/2015
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Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month September 2015

London dances to the tune of Gorsky's billions. The most enigmatic of oligarchs, Gorsky desires and gets the best of everything and now he has his sights set on Natalia. That she is already married is an inconvenient detail. Nick works in a shabby-chic bookshop. When Gorsky approaches him with the commission of a lifetime, Nick suddenly gains access to the world of the wealthy and the beautiful. But this privilege comes at a price and Nick finds his new life suddenly fraught with danger...

"Captivating." - The Sunday Times

"Glittering... There is no mistaking F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby as the inspiration." - The Sunday Express

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784700706
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 184 g
Dimensions: 177 x 127 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Evocative, captivating and acutely observed - Patricia Nicol, Sunday Times

Clever... entertaining... elegant - Rose Wild, The Times

It’s surprising there haven’t been more novels drawing on London’s fascination with Russian oligarchs. But how to write about them without it all seeming a bit Jackie Collins? Vesna Goldsworthy has hit on the perfect solution with her witty novel Gorsky - Viv Groskop, Spectator

This is the most enjoyable fiction I’ve come across this year. Gorsky is engaging and, best of all…manages to cast London in a new and softer light. I defy anyone who revelled in Fitzgerald’s original not to have fun with Goldsworthy’s attempt to transpose arguably the greatest American novel back to the old world - Peter Carty, Financial Times

Written with such narrative elegance that you’re led irresistibly on, as with some exquisite dish, from one perfect melting mouthful to the next - Michael Frayn

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“Gorsky”

A glorious read. If you loved the Great Gatsby then you're sure to love this. Packed full of money,mystery and books. Set in London but with an essential Russian thread throughout, this a book with love as its... More

Paperback edition
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“A beautifully crafted re-telling of a classic”

I was purchasing another book and having a conversation with the book seller about my love of F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, when they suddenly thrust a copy of Vesna Goldsworthy's Gorsky at me.  I... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 63

“Why does it need to be so like the Great Gatsby?”

The story centres on two men’s obsession for one woman. The poor bookseller’s assistant just wants to admire her from afar. Gorsky for whom the book is named wants quite a lot more.
This book is strange don’t get... More

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