Original Polish title: SPRAWA PUŁKOWNIKA MIASOJEDOWA
Rights status: available for all languages less Polish and French.
Published by: France - NOIR SUR BLANC, Polish - Świderski, Wydawnictwo Klubów Mysli Robotniczej "Baza", Kontra; German - J. Pfeiffer; Spanish - Luis de Carait
The plot of The Colonel Myasoyedov Affair (1962) concerns the fate of Colonel Myasoyedov, a rather ordinary employee of the Russian state and private entrepreneur, who gets caught up in a complex web of events involving Russian-German spying activities, internecine battles between factions within the Okhrana (Russian secret police), and escalating tension between Germany and Russia as they work up towards the Great War. Eventually, Myasoyedov is accused of spying – via rumour, innuendo and disinformation – and is sentenced to death, partly on anti-Semitic grounds: he has been involved with a Jewish company which does shipping business between Germany and Russia, and...
Rights sold: Estonia - TANAPAEV, Netherlands - Prometheus, Russia - AST
Children of Brezhnev is a story of love and betrayal set against the backdrop of the economic and spiritual decline of the Soviet Union with its underlying ethnic tensions, the Afghan war and the slow but steady criminalization of the country. The novel culminates in the violent transition to a free market leading to a new Russia where the higher echelons of society and the underworld finally merge.
Children of Brezhnev is an extremely disturbing book which shows with amazing precision what people are capable of.Children of Brezhnev is an extremely disturbing book which shows with amazing precision what people are capable of. -- Trouw newspaper...
A rich modern-day novel that Dostoevsky and Tolstoy would also like to have written. -- De Standaard