Shortlisted for National Literary Award Big Book (2006, Russia)
Rights sold: Germany – HANSER, Finland – BAZAR, Italy – Frassinelli, Turkey – DOGAN KITAP
Andrei Volos may be the first writer living in contemporary Russia to produce a work of fiction grounded in the ongoing nightmare of terrorism in Chechnya, the surrounding pro- separatist provinces and the Russian capital, Moscow. A native of Dushanbe, capital of the former Soviet Republic of Tadzhikistan, Volos has a knack for immersing the reader in the very complexity of the events we tend to hear about from mass media—a newspaper headline, an Internet article, a TV reportage. Operation “Resurrection” is the first fictionalized account of the conflict that takes a stab at portraying the events through a series of believable, well fleshed-out characters from both sides of the fence, Russian and Muslim alike. Volos successfully mixes reality with the supernatural, giving the...
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The novel is divided into chapters that seem short stories, but all fit into the same plotline and feature the same characters: 1. Diana; 2. Brother Yuri; 3. Finish of the Plot; 4. The Phenomenon of Nature; 5. Good Luck; 6. The Art of Living