Come to Me details the experience of coming-of-age in 1990s Bulgaria, in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse and the country’s transition to parliamentary democracy. Rusev’s novel delves into the drinking, drugging, partying life of Bulgarian youth of the period, juxtaposing dramatic social and political changes with young Bulgarians’ efforts to find distraction in intoxication, frantic activity, and young love.
Bogdan Rusev graduated from the University of Sofia in 1999 with a degree in English and American Studies. He is the author of three novels, two children’s books, and several story collections. He has also translated into Bulgarian the works of, among others, Charles Bukowski, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and China Mieville.