Farewell, Aylis: A Non-Traditional Novel in Three Works (Paperback)
The three novellas of Farewell, Aylis explore a society in transition: a traveler is suspected of defecting to America, an actor undergoes an existential crisis, and the inhabitants of a corrupt country scheme to survive. A new essay by the author reflects on his experience as a prisoner of conscience in today's Azerbaijan.
About the Author
Akram Aylisli is an Azerbaijani writer, playwright, novelist, and editor. His works have been translated from his native Azeri into more than 20 languages. In 2014 Aylisli was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in connection with his novella Stone Dreams. Mr. Aylisli lives under de facto house arrest in Baku, Azerbaijan.Katherine E. Young is the author of Day of the Border Guards and former poet laureate of Arlington, VA. Young has translated two collections of poetry by Inna Kabysh, Two Poems and Blue Birds and Red Horses. Her translations of Russian and Russophone poets have won national and international awards. She is the recipient of a 2017 Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for the translation of Farewell, Aylis.