The Sacred Book Of The Werewolf: A Novel by Victor Pelevin

The Sacred Book Of The Werewolf: A Novel

byVictor PelevinTranslated byAndrew Bromfield

Paperback | September 29, 2009

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The world?s first Zen Buddhist paranormal romance?published to coincide with Halloween

One of the most progressive writers at work today, Victor Pelevin?s comic inventiveness has won him comparisons to Kafka, Calvino, and Gogol, and Time has described him as a ?psychedelic Nabokov for the cyberage.? In The Sacred Book of the Werewolf, a smash success in Russia and Pelevin?s first novel in six years, paranormal meets transcendental with a splash of satire as A Hu-Li, a two-thousand-year-old shape-shifting werefox from ancient China meets her match in Alexander, a Wagner-addicted werewolf who?s the key figure in Russia?s Big Oil. Both a supernatural love story and an outrageously funny send-up of modern Russia, this stunning and ingenious work of the imagination is the sharpest novel to date from Russia?s most gifted literary malcontent.

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Victor Pelevin is the author of A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories, The Life of Insects, Omon Ra, The Yellow Arrow, and The Blue Lantern, a collection of short stories that won the Russian "Little Booker" Prize. His novel Buddha's Little Finger was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He wa...

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Title:The Sacred Book Of The Werewolf: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143116037

ISBN - 13:9780143116035

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"Racy, thought-provoking, and perverse. . . . A joy to read."
-The New York Times Book Review

"Wondrously written, amazingly fun."
-San Francisco Chronicle