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33 Moments of Happiness

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33 Moments of Happiness by Ingo Schulze
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Each episode in this dazzling debut collection captures the spark in some tiny detail of everyday life in contemporary St Petersburg and fans it into a story that flares with comedy, surreal passion, heartbreaking indifference and mad Russian excess. There's a Mafia shoot-out in a disco, as told by a gun-toting Walter Mitty simultaneously thrilled and horrified by the carnage he is creating. There are three devils who appear for an evening at the steam bath, their revelries ending in cannibalism -- or is the watching manager just mad? These are sad, whimsical, macabre, bleakly funny stories, all told in a playful and voluptuous prose that is itself a homage to the great Russian masters whom Schulze is honouring -- from Gogol to Pasternak, from Chekhov to Nabokov.
Release date NZ
November 10th, 2000
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Picador
Interest Age
18
Pages
200
Dimensions
130x197x19
ISBN-13
9780330373425
Product ID
1692359

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