A satire about the Soviet space program finds Omon, who has dreamed of space flight all of his life, enrolling as a cosmonaut, only to learn that his task will be piloting a supposedly unmanned lunar vehicle to the moon and remaining there to die.
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Named by his father after the Soviet OMON, the Interior Ministry riot police, Omon, a Soviet astronaut, renames himself Ra after the Egyptian sun god. As he approaches his final crisis, Omon reflects on the lies he's told and on the one that has just been revealed to him--that the Soviet space program (that he's based his entire life upon) is entirely other than what it purports to be. As Omon tries to reconcile the events of his life, he remembers what a Colonel of the KGB once told him, " ... the more consciously you perform your feat of heroism, the greater will be the degree of truth." The ensuing truths he uncovers are astonishing.About the Author:
Victor Pelevin is one of Russia’s most successful post-Soviet writers. He won the Russian Booker prize in 1993 Born on November 22, 1962 in Moscow, he attended the Moscow Institute of Power Engineering, and the Institute of Literature. He’s now been published throughout Europe. His books include A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia, Omon Ra, The Blue Lantern, The Yellow Arrow, and The Hall of the Singing Caryatids.
Born in Yorkshire, England, Andrew Bromfield is a translator of Russian literature and an editor and co-founder of the literary journal Glas.
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Descrizione libro Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0374225923
Descrizione libro Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110374225923
Descrizione libro Farrar Straus Giroux. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0374225923 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0170570