The Goose Fritz is Lebedev’s third novel after The Year of the Comet and Oblivion. All three are coming-of-age stories driven by sharp awakenings and have been beautifully translated from Russian into English by Antonina W. Bouis. Lebedev’s latest is his most ambitious, tackling a huge swath of Russian history — from the beginning of the 19th century up to the present day — while never letting its pacy, compelling narrative flag … brave and unflinching.”

The Financial Times