Dmitri Nabokov was in an awkward spot over his father's last book, The Original of Laura. On his deathbed, Nabokov asked Dmitri to destroy his final manuscript. (But Nabokov is such a beautiful writer and this was last work!) After much internal conflict, angry emails and a hallucination, Dmitri has decided to publish the book. Which means Dmitri is a bad son AND Vladimir was a terrible father for putting his boy in this position. Russians! If this last book turns out to be awful, Nabokov scholars will dismiss it as something he never wanted printed anyway. We all win. Except Dmitri.