The Haunting, Half-Lit World Of Yelena Moskovich’s Virtuoso

Reviewed by John Biscello

Virtuoso
by Yelena Moskovich
Two Dollar Radio, 272 pp., $12.74

“But I see my mind’s asleep.
Were it to remain wide awake from this point on, we should quickly arrive at the truth, which may well be all around us now (its angels weeping)!” — Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell

And so, let us start by imagining those angels, weeping. Their tears, tiny silver scalpels. Their wings…