from Krasnoyarsk to Ekaterinburg

From Krasnoyarsk traveling on the Transsiberian Railway to Ekaterinburg, I was kind of following the tracks of Roman Senchin. Originally from the Krasnoyarsk region Senchin, after having spent years in Moscow, moved to Ekaterinburg not so long ago where I met him now. As a present I brought him smoked Taimen from the Krasnoyarsk fish market which we shared and enjoyed with Vodka together with other Ekaterinburg intellectuals at the House of Writers (photo).

The first novel that made him famous also abroad was MINUS (after the Siberian town Minusinsk, Krasnoyarsk region). In his latest novel RAIN IN PARIS the hero in his midlife crisis finally decides to visit Paris, the city of his dreams. But being there he hardly leaves his hotel room getting stuck in memories about his past life far back home in Siberia.