2017: A Novel

byOlga SlavnikovaTranslated byMarian Schwartz

October 2, 2012|
2017: A Novel by Olga Slavnikova
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In the year 2017 in Russia– exactly 100 years after the revolution– poets and writers are obsolete, class distinctions are stingingly clear, and mischievous spirits intervene in the lives of humans from their home high in the mythical Riphean Mountains. Professor Anfilogov, a wealthy and emotionless man, sets out on an expedition to unearth priceless rubies that no one else has been able to locate. His expedition reveals ugly truths about man’s disregard for nature and the disasters created by insatiable greed.

Olga Slavnikova stuns with this witty, engaging, and remarkable tale of love, obsession, murder, and the lengths people will go to get what they want. Her biting prose is brought to life vividly and faithfully by acclaimed translator Marian Schwartz. With 2017, Slavnikova takes up the mantle of Russia’s unrivaled literary heritage.
Olga Slavnikova was born in 1957 near Ekaterinburg. She won the Russian Booker prize in 2006 for 2017. Marian Schwartz is a prize-winning translator of Russian fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art.
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Title:2017: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8.7 X 5.76 X 1.02 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8.7 X 5.76 X 1.02 in
Published:October 2, 2012
Publisher:Overlook Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781468301212

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