A Terrible Country + Gift Subscription Summer Sale


Purchase a one-year print & digital subscription—and get two gifts for the price of one. Each gift subscription comes with a free copy of n+1 founding editor Keith Gessen’s “big-hearted, witty, warm, compulsively readable, earnest, funny” (George Saunders) second novel, A Terrible CountryYour gift recipient will be doubly grateful.


  • One-year print + digital subscription to n+1 (3 issues plus online access).
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  • A free copy of Keith Gessen’s A Terrible Country.

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Praise for A Terrible Country

“This earnest and wistful but serious book gets good, and then it gets very good. Gessen finds an emotional tone for his material. He writes incisively about many things here but especially about, as the old saw has it, how it is easier to fight for your principles than live up to them.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

“Keith Gessen is one of my favorite writers and A Terrible Country is even better than I hoped. By turns sad, funny, bewildering, revelatory, and then sad again, it recreates the historical-psychological experience of returning, for twenty-first-century reasons, to a country one’s parents left in the twentieth century. It’s at once an old-fashioned novel about the interplay between generational roles, family fates, and political ideology, and a kind of global detective mystery about neoliberalism (plus a secret map of Moscow in terms of pickup hockey). Gessen is a master journalist and essayist, as well as a storyteller with a scary grasp on the human heartstrings, and A Terrible Country unites the personal and political as only the best novels do.”
—Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot and The Possessed