The Cultural-Historical Brothel of the Lawyer Velinoŭsky (light novel)
Zyanon Pashtalenka, a student from Minsk, gets a job in the mysterious embassy of Ancient Greece in the Republic of Belarus, where he gets caught up in a maelstrom of dizzying events and dazzling characters. Pavel Kasciukevich's new novel sketches the life of the Minsk cultural scene in the “happy” decade from 2010 to 2020, underlining the general atmosphere in the Belarusian capital during those years. The novel also represents an attempt to understand the 2020 revolution, which was completely unexpected for most of the novel's characters.
Paval Kasciukevich is a writer and translator from Hebrew and English into Belarusian. Born in Minsk in 1979. Grew up in the Minsk district of Zialony Łuh, later near the “Belarusfilm” studio. During his studies he spent several years in Israel until he returned to his hometown in 2008. In 2012 he was the first to win the Jerzy Giedroyc Prize with his book “The National Team of the Republic of Belarus in the Unimportant Sports”.
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