By Jamey Gambrell
Finalist for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize
Long-listed for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize
A New York instances e-book evaluate Editor's Choice
A mind-blowing, totally precise saga from Russia's such a lot celebrated and such a lot debatable novelist
Garin, a district healthcare professional, is desperately attempting to succeed in the village of Dolgoye, the place a mysterious epidemic is popping humans into zombies. He consists of with him a vaccine that might hinder the unfold of this poor affliction, yet is stymied in his travels by way of an impenetrable snowstorm. a visit that are supposed to final not more than a couple of hours becomes a metaphysical trip, an excursion packed with outstanding encounters, harmful escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures.
Trapped in an existential typhoon, Vladimir Sorokin's characters struggle their method throughout a panorama that owes as a lot to Chekhov's Russian nation-state because it does to the postapocalyptic terrain of technological know-how fiction. Hypnotic, attention-grabbing, and richly drawn, The Blizzard is a seminal paintings from some of the most creative authors writing this day. Sorokin has created yet one more boldly unique paintings, which mixes an avant-garde sensibility with a style for the absurd and the gruesome, all whereas providing stinging truths approximately modern existence and modern day Russia.