“I was sure I was writing a text about platonic love. But something else came out of it. I knew it could happen, especially when dealing with a subject like this. I was preparing for a boomerang comeback. And it came back… It’s amazing how carnal we are, whether we like it or not. For me it was a real lesson, one more. The way a creative person sees things takes a hit when faced with life as it is. The book is about a life similar to mine. There are a lot of things that I find confusing to myself. But everyone’s life is like a parable, impenetrable from within. We can dig deeper if we feel like it. But we can also live without thinking about anything.
I can’t live without thinking. The world is changing. It is more and more difficult to live in it according to good morals. And to describe all this is impossible without going beyond the limits of gender, of political correctness. I wonder, hasn’t it always been like that? What can we do about it?
Do what you have to do…”
V. Repin, Paris, November 2019
Interview with the author, Paris, November 23, 2018, in Russian (29.42)
the author about his novel (in Russian)
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