Join as Artem Mozgovoy discusses his novel about a boy discovering his sexuality while growing up in Soviet Siberia.

In Mozgovoy’s Spring in Siberia, a young man born in 1985 under Soviet confinement in Siberia fights to make sense of his dark and tumultuous world, all while discovering his place within it as he falls in love with the son of KGB agents.

Mozgovoy himself grew up in Central Siberia and left in 2011 when Russia began legalizing its persecution of gay people. Stephen Fry calls this autobiographical novel “touching and well written, genuinely compelling and convincing.”

This event is part of Fall for the Book‘s new year-round program schedule. Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute with support from Virginia Humanities.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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