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Verlag: Overlook/Duckworth, New York, New York, U.S.A. & London, U.K.
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Hardcover. First edition. Winner of the Russian Booker Prize. Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwarz. Penned dedication on first title page. Very small crease to lower edge of front dust jacket, but barely noticeable. Marginal wear to jacket spine ends and leading corners. Two or three very small dents to lower edge of front board. Hardcover spine ends are slightly bumped. Binding is sound and pages are tight and clean throughout. Text is clear. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 299467
Inhaltsangabe: In the year 2017 in Russia, poets and writers are obsolete, class distinctions are painfully sharp, and 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 an expedition to unearth priceless rubies that no one else has been able to locate. Young Krylov, a talented gem cutter whom Anfilogov had taken under his wing, is seeing off his mentor at the train station when he is drawn to a mysterious stranger who calls herself Tanya. A scandalous affair ensues, but trouble arises in the shape of Krylov's ex-wife Tamara and a spy who appears at the lovers' every rendezvous. As events unfold, Krylov begins to learn more than he bargained for about the women in his life and realises why he recognises the spy from somewhere deep within his past. Meanwhile, Anfilogov's expedition reveals ugly truths about man's disregard for nature and the disasters stemming from insatiable greed.
Über den Autor: Olga Slavnikova won the Russian Booker Prize in 2006 for '2017'. She lives in Moscow. Marian Schwartz is a prize-winning translator of Russian fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art.
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