Nikolai the Perfect
While post-communist Moscow deals with political transition, Vassili despairs at his wife Anna’s infertility. Following his father Sergey’s footsteps, he travels to Melbourne to teach Russian at university. Accompanying him is a parcel holding a secret to be delivered to a Helen Dalrymple, that could blow the family apart.
Striking in its lyrical beauty and profound in what it has to say about love, family and cultural dislocation.
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- Two cultures, coming of age.
When not writing, Jim is a drug and alcohol counsellor, aged carer, cricket coach and harvest hand, among other things. In 2015 Nikolai the Perfect was Equal Runner-Up in the Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Award.
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