Stargorod: A Novel in Many Voices
FROM PETER ALESHKOVSKY, WINNER OF THE 2016 RUSSIAN BOOKER PRIZE comes this tantalizing novel about the Russian world that is at once profound, humorous, mystical and fabulistic. A novel in stories that is a tribute to Russian provincial life, Stargorod is a modern heir to Gogol’s Mirgorod tales. Celebrating the power of story, character and fantasy to make worlds come alive, Aleshkovsky’s work is divided into two parts – the first set in 1990, the second set two decades later, in 2010. The result is a rich, funny, memorable portrait of Russia before, during and after the recent Transformation.
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