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Uncertain Weights and Measures by Jocelyn Parr

Winner of Concordia University First Book Prize in 2017

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Moscow, 1921. Tatiana and Sasha meet in a bookstore the night it is bombed. In the aftermath of the explosion, Sasha grabs Tatiana’s hand and together they run to safety. They fall in love.
A promising young scientist, Tatiana follows her mentor, Dr. Bechterev, to the Institut Mozga, established to study the source of genius. She thrives in the state-sponsored research institute, but Sasha, an artist, feels left behind in this new world where his art seems without place or function. A rift between them grows.
When Bechterev suddenly dies, Tatiana is prompted to speculate about the shadowy circumstances of his death. Disconcerted and unable to find anawers to her questions, she plunges into doubt — about her work as a scientist, her naiveté about the Revolution, her faith in the state, and her relationship with Sasha.

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English

Fiction

2016

9780864929822

Goose Lane Editions

Fredericton

2016

376

softcover