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2017 (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 27/09/2012
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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 Krylovs 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, Anfilogovs expedition reveals ugly truths about mans disregard for nature and the disasters stemming from insatiable greed.

Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
ISBN: 9780715644010
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 478 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
2017 is packed so full of ideas and images it sometimes threatens to explode under the pressure. Its strength is in its linguistic subtlety and ingenuity * Telegraph *
It is an unsettling but satisfying experience. * The New York Journal of Books *
A provocative mix of mystery and satire prove demanding. But Slavnikovas characters are magnetizing -- Donna Seaman * Booklist *

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