Vita Nostra (Paperback, 2019, HarperVoyager) 4 stars

"While vacationing at the beach with her mother, Sasha Samokhina meets the mysterious Farit Kozhennikov …

creepy magic of higher education

4 stars

Interplay of subtle and disturbing otherworldly moments to capture so recognizably the transition from high school to college and the variety of struggles to grasp advanced subjects' - maybe math, maybe language, maybe psychology or sociology - beauty and explanatory power.