Light-Headed by Olga SlavnikovaLight-Headed by Olga Slavnikova


byOlga SlavnikovaTranslated byAndrew Bromfield

Paperback | February 1, 2017

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Light-Headed is a zany, anarchic black comedy which satirises life in contemporary Russia. At its heart is the question what is important in life and what sacrifices an individual should be expected to make for the good of others.Maxim T. Yermakov was born with an empty space in his head above his brain. As a child this led to him being four kilos less than the normal weight until his mother force-fed him. Always aware of feeling light-headed Maxim was good at school, acquiring information not from books but out of the air. He left the provinces for Moscow where he worked as a brand manager for a chocolate manufacturer. He was contemplating buying his first flat when one day two sinister individuals turned up at the factory to see him. His light head was causing all sorts of problems, it was an alpha object which created natural disasters, terrorist outrages and buildings to collapse. Maxim T. Yermakov's existence threatened the well-being of the state and its citizens. He should do the decent thing and commit suicide. Maxim T. Yermakov refused and began his unequal struggle with the organs of the state.
Title:Light-HeadedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:374 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:February 1, 2017Publisher:Dedalus LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910213349

ISBN - 13:9781910213346


Editorial Reviews

"...blends sci-fi, thriller and fantasy and takes its place in Russian literature's rich satirical tradition, tempering philosophical bleakness with comedy and reflecting the modern world in a warped, disturbing mirror." -- Phoebe Taplin in Russia Beyond the Headlines