The Genius Under the Table

By Eugene Yelchin

With a masterful mix of comic timing and disarming poignancy, award-winning author-illustrator Eugene Yelchin offers a memoir of growing up in Cold War Russia.

Drama, family secrets and a KGB spy in his own kitchen! How will Yevgeny ever fulfill his parents’ dream that he become a national hero when he doesn’t even have his own room? He’s not a star athlete or a legendary ballet dancer. In the tiny apartment he shares with his Baryshnikov-obsessed mother, poetry-loving father, continually outraged grandmother, and safely talented brother, all Yevgeny has is his little pencil, the underside of a massive table, and the doodles that could change everything. With equal amounts charm and solemnity, award-winning author and artist Eugene Yelchin recounts in hilarious detail his childhood in Cold War Russia as a young boy desperate to understand his place in his family.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781536215526
  • Published: 04 Nov 2021
  • Price: £14.99
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  • Size: 210 x 152 mm
  • Pages: 208

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