Irina Bogatyreva in B O D Y
“Hi, Julia, skinhead girl with a twisted smile, given to mild swearing. You saunter out, look your public over with that sneer of yours, hands in your pockets, clenched in tight fists. There’s just you and an audience, Julia, and who’s to say they are all on your side? You smirk, put on that husky voice, close your eyes in the spotlight, strike that guitar and sing about getting drunk on Saturday nights.”
From the excerpted chapter “New Spring” in Irina Bogatyreva’s debut novel Off the Beaten Tracks in this weeks Sunday European Fiction.
Photo - Irina Bogatyreva courtesy of Glas: New Russian Writing