1800 046 240
to contact our Paddington Store
Looking for another store?

Zhadan Serhiy

Mesopotamia

9780300223354

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $32.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780300223354
Published: July 2018

See more information below

This is a new book. Condition: Brand New.

A unique work of fiction from the troubled streets of Ukraine, giving invaluable testimony to the new history unfolding in the nation's post-independence years

"One of the most astounding novels to come out of modern Ukraine. Mesopotamia is seductive, twisted, brilliant, and fierce."-Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure and Absurdistan

This captivating book is Serhiy Zhadan's ode to Kharkiv, the traditionally Russian-speaking city in Eastern Ukraine where he makes his home. A leader among Ukrainian post-independence authors, Zhadan employs both prose and poetry to address the disillusionment, complications, and complexities that have marked Ukrainian life in the decades following the Soviet Union's collapse. His novel provides an extraordinary depiction of the lives of working-class Ukrainians struggling against an implacable fate: the road forward seems blocked at every turn by demagogic forces and remnants of the Russian past. Zhadan's nine interconnected stories and accompanying poems are set in a city both representative and unusual, and his characters are simultaneously familiar and strange. Following a kind of magical-realist logic, his stories expose the grit and burden of stalled lives, the universal desire for intimacy, and a wistful realization of the off-kilter and even perverse nature of love.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780300223354
Published: July 2018

Number of pages: 328
Width: 127 mm
Height: 197 mm
Depth: 21 mm

Publisher: Yale University Press

blog comments powered by Disqus

This item is only on the shelf at the following Berkelouw bookshops. Please contact them directly to hold your copy.

Availability and price subject to change at any time.