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FREE 3 Day Kindle-Book Sale: The King of FU


From the 7th-9th The King of FU is available for free on Kindle on Amazon. Check it out completely risk-free (so long as you don’t read it aloud to any sensible adults.) And, if you enjoy it, please take a moment to leave a review letting us know your thoughts.

Why Russia: Speaking Russian

Trying to speak Russian feels like fumbling around a room of people I’m sure I’ve met before but whose names I can’t quite seem to remember. Sometimes, I think I’ve got one. I walk over and cry, “Frank!” The man turns and says, “no, I am Frankы, Frank is over there calling Julии, just behind Frankом, the novelist. Jackass.”

IMG_3071And, this is nothing compared to my perpetual fear that I might be offered a voice-activated Russian time machine. If I were told I had to go back and save the world in 1953, I am sure I’d find myself 21 years, or 223 years, or 347 years in the future, or possibly past, and I’m sure that when I stepped out of it I’d be a man or woman or at least a noun (or worst case, an adjective) and hopefully there would only be one of me, though I’m less sure that I wouldn’t be eating my own nose upon arrival.

Either way, the world would surely burn.

Why Russia: Cancel Monday and Fuck off.

IMG_3101.jpgI live with my friend ‘D’ in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The man, Olek, who works in the shop where we buy our morning coffee sometimes calls D, “Bob–something.”

Once, we asked why and Olek said, “He black–you black. He big–you big.”

Olek is a delicate man.

This morning, his shirt said, “CANCEL MONDAY”

And, in case you didn’t get the point, just below it read, “FUCK OFF.”

It is Thursday.

He smiled when we walked in, “Tyson!” he cried at D. We all shook hands.

“You–” he clapped me on the arm. “Every morning you come in here and you look like–” he finished with a Russian word. He frowned. I frowned. D frowned. The old lady standing at the counter behind him waiting to get served, frowned.

I shrugged. He said, “one moment.”

As he served the old woman, he looked up something on his phone. When the old lady finally left, he came out to stand beside us and together, we read his phone.

“like a junkie going through withdrawal.”

He sounds it out slower. He points at me as he does.

“You…look…like..junkie…going…through…withdrawal–hah! Yes?”

“Yes.”

“Yes?”

“Yes.”

We get our coffee and leave. When we arrive back in the courtyard to our apartment and round the dumpster, we find a crouching skull-capped man with a large zit on his nose taking a shit on a pile of old wall art that had been there since yesterday. There were bunnies on it if I remember correctly.

The man-made eyes at me, then at D. He had a cigarette hanging from the corner of his mouth. He nodded. We nodded.

“Excuse me,” he said.

We waved our hands to him in the same way you might tell someone, “don’t worry, no one was going to eat that last cookie anyways.”

 

*If you guys would like to check out D’s blog, he writes stories about life here in Russia as well as a bunch of other great stuff: https://dantonlamar.wordpress.com/

The Babushka Society [Russian | English]

The Babushka Society is now available!

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Baba Yaga menaced Russian children for generations, but what would happen if you ran into her in modern-day Russia? The Babushka Society is a demented magical-realism adventure set in the heart of Saint Petersburg, where two young men stumble across a babushka conspiracy, led by Russian fairytales’ stalwart character Baba Yaga, to take the country of Russia back from the Hipster scourge.

**This is a bilingual Russian-English story, translated by Julia Pyatnitskaya**


Where can you pick it up?

KINDLE: check us out on Amazon and receive your copy for .99 | click HERE

PDF: Pick up a FREE PDF from Nada Blank E-Press | click HERE

PATREON: If you’d like to support me on Patreon, sign up and receive a copy and follow along with future projects. | click HERE


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*Illustrations by Nikita Klimov

When you’ve finished if you could please leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads, we would greatly appreciate it.

If you haven’t already listened to The Babushka Society Radio Drama, you can check it out here:

Author Interview with Benjamin Davis

Thank you to Anthony Avina for interviewing me on his blog, it was fun. Check it out.

Author Anthony Avina's Blog

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

My name is Benjamin Davis. I am an American writer and Journalist living in St. Petersburg. I grew up in a no-name town in Massachusetts where I was more likely to hear horse sex or a pack of wolves eating a rabbit than cars driving by or drunks fighting, as I do now. I work as a freelance editor, tech-journalist, native-speaking-content-monkey, and social media manager for English speaking markets. To cope with the sterility of corporate writing, my fiction sometimes gets a little out of hand. From 2016-2017, I wroteone story every day for a year for the project Flash-365, creating a community of people who appreciate the short-winded and the weird. To me it is where I found my voice and where most of my stories found their home. May of 2018my first bookThe King of FUwas published.

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News and Events

NEWS:

Discount: The King of FU is available for purchase on Amazon for only $2.99 on Kindle and FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D2YYL6S

  • If you don’t know what it is about you can find more info here: http://kingoffu.online/
  • If you don’t have access to Kindle, please contact me about getting the book in PDF
  • If you have already read it and (hopefully) enjoyed it, we’d greatly appreciate it if you took a moment to review it on Amazon and Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42203127-the-king-of-fu

The Babushka Society

  • Nikita and I recently created a Radio Drama in collaboration with the podcast She’s In Russia. You can listen to it here:

https://soundcloud.com/shes-in-russia/73-the-babushka-society

UPCOMING EVENTS:

*November 30th @ 6:00 PM – Reading at the British Book Centre

  • Nikita and I will be at the British Book Centre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. We will be talking about our current projects as well as presenting and reading from The King of FU. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. FREE event, but you need to register here:

https://british-book-centre.timepad.ru/event/832645/

 7-Ya Krasnoarmeyskaya Ulitsa, 30, Sankt-Peterburg, 190005

*December 2nd @ 4:00 PM – The King of FU Book release at Mayakovskogo Library

  • Nikita and I will be at Mayakovskogo Library in Saint Petersburg, Russia to present our debut novella The King of FU. FREE event, no registration required. Books will be available for purchase.

 Fontanka river embankment, 44, Sankt-Peterburg, 191025