by Garth Greenwell

Cleanness (2020, Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

240 pages

English language

Published Nov 8th 2020 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

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In the highly anticipated follow-up to his beloved debut, What Belongs to You, Garth Greenwell deepens his exploration of foreignness, obligation, and desire

Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song.

In this atmosphere of disquiet, …

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  • Fiction, short stories (single author)
  • Bulgaria, fiction
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