Tears of a Komsomol Girl by Audrey Szasz


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My latest book is OUT NOW via Infinity Land Press. It’s my first full-length novel, beautifully illustrated with photographs and collages of the author 😉 by the extremely talented Karolina Urbaniak and with an incisive interview conducted by the one and only Martin Bladh. To all my readers and followers I hope you enjoy reading this one as much as I enjoyed writing it. Love from Zutka ❤ x x x

Tears of a Komsomol Girl by Audrey Szasz

Tears of a Komsomol Girl is an experimental concept novel based on the real-life crimes of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, who was finally executed in 1994 having been convicted of murdering 52 people between 1978 and 1990.

USSR, Rostov, 1980s. Arina, a young girl — insolent, obnoxious, but most importantly musically gifted, poses as the ideal student — upstanding, hardworking, and a member of Komsomol — the Soviet Union’s Communist Youth League. Fantasising unrealistically about becoming an internationally famous classical violinist, and yet simultaneously behaving as cynically and hypocritically as she can, Arina uses her Komsomol duties as a pretext for strutting unsupervised around town of an evening, fraternising with soldiers and Party bureaucrats alike, compulsively lying to cover her tracks. And yet her sleep is punctuated by obsessive and oppressive dreams concerning a certain killer who’s been on the loose for years — a ruthless, sadistic and thoroughly vicious opportunist referred to in rumours as Citizen X, the Rostov Ripper, or simply Satan — a monster who brutally slays children and adolescents having assaulted them at knifepoint. As the killings become ever more tortuous and frenzied, and the number of innocent victims tragically swells, it’s only a matter of time before Arina finally crosses paths with Satan, and her nightmares turn into a reality.

Hardbound, 212 pages, 148 x206mm

ISBN 978-1-9160091-9-6

First edition limited to 200 copies including 28 Collector’s edition sets.

Tears of a Komsomol Girl by Audrey Szasz

Available in Standard & Collector Editions
First edition limited to 200 copies includes 28 Collector’s Edition sets

Deep Ends 2020


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My story, Crash Triptych, complete with my collages is included in the 2020 edition of the Ballardian anthology, DEEP ENDS, edited by Rick McGrath and published by The Terminal Press, Canada, BC.


Deep Ends 2020 features 16 contributions of art, fiction, and analysis about or influenced by the work of JG Ballard. This oversized, full color anthology includes a JG Ballard Chronology, 1976-1982, by David Pringle, who also interviews Ballard’s friend, Bill Spencer; poet Jeremy Reed writes about Ballard in the 1970s; Martin Bladh writes an experimental prose piece, artfully designed by Karolina Urbaniak; Maxim Jakubowski, Audrey Szasz, Steve Finbow, and Paul A. Green offer up some outrageous fiction; Chris Beckett writes a song; Rob Latham and Rick McGrath do some fun analysis; Paul H. Williams interviews filmmaker Zoe Beloff; Sam Scoggins and Yoshi Yubai contribute some amazing Ballardian photography; Tom Frick reveals how he did his famous Paris Review interview with Ballard; and Alison Carter interviews Ballard about his time at Cambridge.

  • Item Weight : 1.85 pounds
  • Hardcover : 174 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1775367956
  • ISBN-10 : 1775367959
  • Publisher : Terminal Press (September 21, 2020)
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.63 x 11.02 inches
  • Language: : English


Invisibility: A Manifesto by Audrey Szasz


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This title is also available to order as as part of a bundle including The Magician, a novel by Chris Zeischegg. (Perfect bound book. 408 pages. 8.5 x 6 in.)

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Plan for the Abduction of J.G. Ballard by Jeremy Reed & Audrey Szasz



A seamless, exhilarating collaboration with the torched hydrogen plume of a rocket launch, the synchronistic bonding of Jeremy Reed and Audrey Szasz, sharing a mutual Ballardian gene to expand and reinvent Ballard through what reads like a posthumous extension of his work, feeds directly into Ballard’s vision of visitors from the near future occupying a sensational hyperreal space in the displaced present. Propulsively working off each other’s themed exchanges, the two have succeeded in creating an interactive fiction that rehabilitates both Ballard and his anti-hero Vaughan to a searing junction with post-apocalypse. Illustrated by Martin Bladh.

JG Ballard on Jeremy Reed:
‘Jeremy Reed’s talent is almost extraterrestrial in its brilliance. He is Rimbaud reconfigured as The Man Who Fell To Earth, a visitor from deep space whose time machine was designed by Lautreamont and de Sade, and powered by the most exotic fuels the imagination has ever devised. Each time he goes out into our mundane world he makes the dust sing.’

Todd Swift on Audrey Szasz:
‘Audrey Szasz is a deviant genius of surreal and perverse image-play; her subversive imagination shocks and thrills in equal measure. She may well be the strangest and most disturbing new writer now at work in Britain. If she was in France she would be fêted.’

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Jeremy Reed

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