Day of the Oprichnik

Day of the Oprichnik

Sorokin, Vladimir

Editorial Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Fecha de edición febrero 2012

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780374533106
208 páginas
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Resumen del libro

Moscow, 2028. A cold, snowy morning.

Andrei Danilovich Komiaga is fast asleep. A scream, a moan, and a death rattle slowly pull him out of his drunken stupor but wait, that's just his ring tone. And so begins another day in the life of an oprichnik, one of the czar's most trusted courtiers and one of the country's most feared men.

Welcome to the new New Russia, where futuristic technology and the draconian codes of Ivan the Terrible are in perfect synergy. Corporal punishment is back, as is a divine monarch, but these days everyone gets information from high-tech news bubbles, and the elite get high on hallucinogenic, genetically modified fish.

Over the course of one day, Andrei Komiaga will bear witness to and participate in brutal executions; extravagant parties; meetings with ballerinas, soothsayers, and even the czarina. He will rape and pillage, and he will be moved to tears by the sweetly sung songs of his homeland. He will consume an arsenal of drugs and denounce threats to his great nation's morals. And he will fall in love perhaps even with a number of his colleagues.




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