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Russian Stories

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780857051608

Price: £14.99

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Drift through outer space with a doomed cosmonaut whose engine is ‘kaput!’; return to an irradiated village with an elderly couple who want to go home; ask yourself, did Elvis really play a concert in Red Square?

Twenty-one impish and irrepressible stories by five neglected or forgotten Russian writers. Fresh-faced vignettes from modern St Petersburg; hair-raising tales of state insanity, snatched from the Soviet archives; dark fables from the days of serfdom, when the land was untamed and life was brutish and short.

Each mines a discrete facet of Russian life, history or culture, and taken as a whole they sketch a historical arc from the nineteenth century to the age of the budget airline, offering the reader a unique combination of daring, wit, dash and charm.

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'A restless and indefatigable writer who reinvents himself with each book' Vinenc Pages, El Periódico de Catalunya.
Vinenc Pages, El Periódico de Catalunya
'A work that belongs to the highest literature' Xavier Pla, AVUI.
AVUI