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Author Kashin, Oleg, 1980- author.

Title Fardwor, Russia! : a fantastical tale of life under Putin / Oleg Kashin ; translated from the Russian by Will Evans ; introduction by Max Seddon.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York : Restless Books, 2016.
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F KASHIN    AVAILABLE
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Description 220 pages ; 19 cm
Summary When a scientist experimenting on humans in a sanatorium near Moscow gives a growth serum to a dwarf oil mogul, the newly heightened businessman runs off with the experimenters wife, and a series of mysterious deaths and crimes commences. Fantastical and wonderfully strange, this political parable has an uncanny resonance with todays Russia under Putin. Oleg Kashin is a famous Russian journalist and activist who, in 2010, was beaten to within an inch of his life by unknown assailants, in an attack most likely politically motivated by his reporting. The events ofFardwor, Russia! (the title is taken from a flag with a sloganzForward, Russia!ygone wrong) could seem grotesque, if they did not so eerily echo the absurd state of affairs in modern Russia. Under Putins regime, authors dare to criticize the state of affairs and affairs of the state only through veiled satireand even then, as Kashins experience shows, the threat of repercussions is real. A witty, playful, brave, and incisive work that blends science fiction with political satire,Fardwor, Russia! is a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary Russiaor the hilarious and frightening follies of power.
Subject Russia (Federation) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 1991- -- Fiction.
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991- -- Fiction.
Added Author Evans, Will, translator.
Added Title fantastical tale of life under Putin
ISBN 9781632060396 (pbk.)
1632060396 (pbk.)
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