Sleepwalker in a Fog

Sleepwalker in a Fog

ISBN: 067973063X

ISBN 13: 9780679730637

Publication Date: June 30, 1998

Publisher: Vintage

Pages: 204

Format: Paperback

Author: Tatyana Tolstaya

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By "the most original, tactile, luminous voice in Russian prose today" (Joseph Brodsky), Sleepwalker in a Fog is a collection of seven stories and a novella set in contemporary Russia. Here is Denisov, who fears his greatest accomplishment in life will be the treatise he wrote and tore up. He is betrothed to Lora, an incessant talker who dreams of having a fluffy tail. We also read of Natasha, who searches Leningrad and her memory for her lost love; of Dmitry Ilich's elaborate seduction of Olga Mikhailovna; and more. In the tradition of such writers as Gogol and Chekhov, Tatyana Tolstaya transforms ordinary lives into something magical and strange.

Translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell

From the Trade Paperback edition.