The Blizzard (Hardcover)

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  • Vladimir Sorokin is one of Russia’s most popular and provocative novelists.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Vladimir Sorokin  
    Binding
    hardback  
    Cat No.
    3510025  
    EAN
    978037411437452300  
    Genre
    Drama  
    ISBN
    9780374114374  
    Publisher
    MacMillan Publishers  
    Type
    Books  
  • Vladimir Sorokin is one of Russia’s most popular and provocative novelists.

    In his scabrous dystopian satire Day of the Oprichnik, American readers were introduced to his distinctive style, which combines an edgy avant-garde sensibility with a fondness for the absurd and even the grotesque all in service of bringing out stinging truths about life in modern-day Russia.

    In The Blizzard, we are immersed in the atmosphere of a nineteenth-century Russia. Garin, a district doctor, is desperately trying to reach the village of Dolgoye, where a mysterious epidemic is turning people into zombies.

    He carries with him a vaccine that will prevent the spread of this terrible disease but is stymied in his travels by an all consuming snowstorm, an impenetrable blizzard that turns a drive that should last only a few hours into a voyage of days and, finally, a journey into eternity.

    The Blizzard dramatises a timeless metaphysical predicament. The characters in this nearly postapocalyptic world are constantly in motion and yet somehow trapped and frozen, spending day and night fighting their way through the storm on an expedition filled with extraordinary encounters, dangerous escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures.

    Hypnotic, fascinating, and richly descriptive, The Blizzard is a seminal work from one of the most inventive writers working today.

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