Roberto Cigna created an illustration for the Boston Globe‘s Sunday Books section for the article, “From Russia with (kinda) love,” by global correspondent, Anthony Domestico.
Domestico reviews a novel by Keith Gessen, “A Terrible Country,” a comic tale that tells of a New York grad student’s return to Moscow to care for an ailing grandmother.
While living in Moscow, Gessen reconnects with his fellow countrymen. The book features funny exchanges between Gessen and his grandmother who suffers from dementia.
Cigna’s illustration of the author and his grandmother looking at a traditional Russian nesting egg with an American flag inside depicts how the cultures of each country ultimately combine in Gessen’s latest novel.