The cover with its touch of realism and geometric shapes is also a big pointer to futurism. The main character is an English governess who elects to remain in Russia during and after the revolution, staying on in a commune set up in the house of her ex-employer. Unfortunately she becomes romantically involved with Slavkin, the vanishing futurist of the title. Slavkin is an avant-garde revolutionary whose ideas soon pull them apart. Slavkin’s ideas find some notoriety with the party, but what happens next?
This is a personal story of struggle with life, and living in a country after a war and a revolution. Historically interesting and filled with lots of detail. A good read.
Posted by The Library Cat
Catalogue link: The Vanishing Futurist