A bureaucratic glitch omits an entire building, along with its residents, from municipal records. Officially, 1933 Ivansk Street does not exist – and neither do its inhabitants. But as the apartment building’s occupants weather the official neglect of the state, they devise ingenious ways to survive.
Good Citizens Need Not Fear
FINALIST FOR THE WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE RAKUTEN KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 KOBZAR BOOK AWARD
A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
“Bang-on brilliant.” –Miriam Toews
“Luminous” –Yann Martel
“Outstanding.” –Anthony Doerr
“Bright, funny, satirical and relevant. . . . A new talent to watch!” –Margaret Atwood (via Twitter)
This brilliant and bitingly funny novel-in-stories, set in and around a single crumbling apartment building in Soviet-era Ukraine, heralds the arrival of a major new talent.