These compassionate stories include boyhood in Russia, exile in France and life on the road. The author finds an inner ‘zone of response’ where answers to life’s deep questions can be found, often in unexpected ways.
Recommended by Morelle Smith
LA ZONE RÉPONSE (Response Area)
Written by Nicolas Bokov
Published by Les Editions Noir sur Blanc (2003)
Morelle Smith is a writer of poetry, fiction and travel articles, with a particular interest in the Balkans, where she has worked as English teacher and aid worker. Her most recent books are the poetry collection Shaping the Water Path (diehard, 2017) and Open Roads and Secret Destinations (Bibliotheca Universalis, 2016) a collection of travel articles. Blog: https://rivertrain.blogspot.co.uk.Twitter: @Morellesullivan