The Funeral Party  by Ludmilla Ulitskaya

The Funeral Party

Ludmilla Ulitskaya

Complex relationships and meaningful discussions among a group of Russian immigrants in New York, which focus on a dying charismatic artist whom everyone adores. Lyrical and rich in detail.

Extract

This was his second week at home. He had told the docotors at the hospital that he didn't want to die there. There were other reasons for this which they didn't know, and which he didn't tell them.

Parallels
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
  • The Memory Box by Margaret Forster