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Zero Train [Paperback]

Yuri Buida , Oliver Ready

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April 1 2007
Erotic, brutal, mysterious and moving, The Zero Train takes place at a lonely Soviet railway settlement run by the secret police. Employees suspect something sinister about the unknown cargo of a sealed 100-car train; they become increasingly obsessed with the provenance of the Zero Train. The denoument leads to madness and murder. The Zero Train is also a dense web of symbols examining the nature of life lived in the service of an ideal neither known or understood -- a study of the ordinary individual under Stalinism.
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  • Paperback: 135 pages
  • Publisher: Dedalus; Tra edition (April 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903517524
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903517529
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 12.4 x 19.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 118 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,769,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for The Zero Train ' It's a brutally powerful book, set in a landscape of railway track and sidings that could have been postulated by Beckett, but shot through with grotesque, surreal lyricism.'All the women he'd ever known had smelt of cabbage.Boiled cabbage. Every single one.' Except Fira.He saw her naked once, washing, ' her heart and its bird-like beat, the gauzy foam of her lungs and her smoky liver, the silver bell of her bladder and the fragile bluish bones floating in the pink jelly of her flesh'. A sensational novel, moving, unforgettable.'Brian Case in Time Out 'Set during the Soviet era, this remarkable novel was shortlisted for The Russian Booker Prize. A remote, police-run settlement called the Ninth Siding exists only for the mysterious Zero Train that halts there. Buida uses the idea as the basis for a haunting Kafkaesque parable of Russian history.' Harry Blue in Scotland On Sunday --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Yuri Buida is a respected and prolific Russian writer. His surreal, mythic tales explore questions of identity. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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