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Gorky Park

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Gorky Park first editionFirst edition
By Martin Cruz Smith
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First publication

Literature form

Crime, mystery, thriller

Writing language

Author's country
United States

Approx. 156,000 words

Notable lines

All nights should be so dark, all winters so warm, all headlights so dazzling.

— First line

Osborne was hiding among the endless words like a man standing sideways among trees.


Proust said that you could seduce any woman if you were willing to sit and listen to her complain until four in the morning.


"There are not many road signs in Russia, you know." He laughed. "If you don't know where the road goes, you shouldn't be on it."


He thrilled as each cage door opened and the wild sables made their leap and broke for snow—black on white, black on white, black on white, and then gone.

— First line


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