The Underground

by Hamid Ismailov
The Underground
  • ISBN-13: 9781632060440
  • Author(s): Hamid Ismailov
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|modern fiction
  • Publisher: Simon And Schuster Group USA
  • Imprint: Restless Books
  • Publication Date: 24-09-2015
  • Format: p/b

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£11.99

'I am Moscow's underground son, the result of one too many nights on the town.' So begins the story of Mbobo, the precocious 12-year-old narrator of this captivating novel by exiled Uzbek author and BBC journalist Hamid Ismailov. Born to a Siberian woman and an African athlete who came to compete in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Mbobo must navigate the complexities of being a fatherless, mixed- raced boy in the shaky terrain of the Soviet Union before its collapse. The Underground was named one of 'the best Russian novels of the 21st Century' (Continent Magazine).

Read about The Underground's book launch on The Turnaround Blog

About the book

'I am Moscow's underground son, the result of one too many nights on the town.' So begins the story of Mbobo, the precocious 12-year-old narrator of this captivating novel by exiled Uzbek author and BBC journalist Hamid Ismailov. Born to a Siberian woman and an African athlete who came to compete in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Mbobo must navigate the complexities of being a fatherless, mixed- raced boy in the shaky terrain of the Soviet Union before its collapse. The Underground was named one of 'the best Russian novels of the 21st Century' (Continent Magazine).

Read about The Underground's book launch on The Turnaround Blog