“Each book is a separate universe, a cosmos with its own metrics. The only thing that makes sense in my life is nourishing these universes in my mind for years, and when they’re mature enough, converting them into written narratives, fixing their inner logic, setting the laws of their physics.” – Vadim Babenko
What if you had to live life anonymously? Hide your job? Know your friends by pseudonyms? Meet Sam, Grace, Birdie, and Mary Jane: All are exotic dancers at the Pink Pussycat in Atlanta, Georgia. Life is good until one of their own is murdered. "Tea Leafing" is a fast-paced thriller written by an insider of the world of exotic high-end gentlemen's clubs. Told with a touch of humor.
In this character-driven novel that delves deeply into the psyches of six flawed individuals seeking life’s meaning in post-Soviet Moscow, the most enigmatic character is Russia itself. "A Simple Soul" transcends genres and time as its characters move across the vast lands of Russia and its ever-changing socio-economic landscape. Prepare to be transported.