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9780241355114

Publication date
1st November 2018

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Day of the Oprichnik

Author Vladimir Sorokin

£9.99

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Haunting, terrifying and hilarious, ‘The Day of the Oprichnik’ is a dazzling novel and a fierce critique of life in the New Russia

Moscow 2028: Andrei Danilovich Komiaga, oprichnik, member of the czar’s inner circle of trusted courtiers, rouses himself from a drunken stupor and prepares for another day of debauchery, violence, terror and beauty. In this New Russia, futuristic technology combine with the draconian world of Ivan the Terrible to create a dystopia chillingly akin to reality.

Over the twenty-four-hour span of the novel, Komiaga will rape, pillage and torture, in the name of the czar he fears and adores. Shimmering with invention, fierce social commentary and razor-sharp wit, ‘Day of the Oprichnik’ imagines a near future too disturbing to contemplate and too close to reality to ignore.

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