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The Suitcase

(1990)
A novel by

 
Several years after emigrating from the USSR, the author discovers the battered suitcase he had brought with him gathering dust at the back of a wardrobe. As he opens the suitcase, the seemingly undistinguished items he finds inside take on a riotously funny life of their own as Dovlatov inventories the circumstances under which he acquired them. A poplin shirt evokes the bittersweet story of courtship and marriage, a pair of boots calls up the hilarious conclusion to an official banquet, two pea-green crepe socks bring back memories of his partly successful attempt to become a black-market racketeer, while a double-breasted suit reminds him of when he was approached by the KGB to spy on a Swedish writer.

 
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Used availability for Sergei Dovlatov's The Suitcase


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Hardback Editions

September 1990 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Suitcase
Author(s): Sergei Dovlatov
ISBN: 0-8021-1246-3 / 978-0-8021-1246-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Pr
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Suitcase (Alma Classics)
Author(s): Sergei Dovlatov
ISBN: 1-84749-279-7 / 978-1-84749-279-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Classics
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April 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Suitcase: A Novel
Author(s): Sergei Dovlatov
ISBN: 1-58243-733-5 / 978-1-58243-733-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Suitcase (Oneworld Classics)
Author(s): Sergei Dovlatov
ISBN: 1-84749-178-2 / 978-1-84749-178-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Suitcase: A Novel
Author(s): Sergei Dovlatov
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   


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