Rights sold: France - Christian Bourgois (2003), Macedonia - ANTOLOG, Poland - von Borowiecky, Spain - AUTOMATICA, Russia – Olma Press (2001), Vremya (2011)
2001 RUSSIAN BOOKER Award nominee 2011 RUSSIAN BOOKER OF THE DECADE Awared winner
Set in Chebachinsk, a fictitious town in Northern Kazakhstan inhabited by political exiles, its panoramic narrative focuses on the relationship between Anton, a Moscow historian of the vital “1960s generation,” and his grandfather, a titan of physical and intellectual rigor from a hardy line of Vilnius clerics. The lucid and forthright prose style was described by critics as “clear, rich, glowing with good-natured humor, and free”. The novel’s overall effect is uplifting despite its unflinching presentation of the human toll of Stalinism. Chudakov told Radio Russia that his concern was to show that despite “all that,” Russia in this period actually continued to live a variegated and even positive...
Rights sold: Canada – University of Toronto Press, Russia – AZBOOKA.
The consists of eleven essays and lectures written or delivered by Sokolov in 1980 –2006. Like his novels, Sokolov’s essays are stylistically ornate and often hermetic in content. They are extremely compact meditations both on the novels themselves and on Sokolov's rich interior worlds.