The blizzard : a novel

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Gambrell, Jamey, translator.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
First American edition.
9780374114374, 0374114374, 9780374610364
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181 pages ; 22 cm


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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
First American edition.
9780374114374, 0374114374, 9780374610364


"A dazzling, utterly distinctive saga from Russia's most celebrated-and most controversial-novelist. Vladimir Sorokin is one of Russia's most popular and provocative novelists. In his scabrous dystopian satire Day of the Oprichnik, American readers were introduced to his distinctive style, which combines an edgy avant-garde sensibility with a fondness for the absurd and even the grotesque-all in service of bringing out stinging truths about life in modern-day Russia. In The Blizzard, we are immersed in the atmosphere of a nineteenth-century Russia. Garin, a district doctor, is desperately trying to reach the village of Dolgoye, where a mysterious epidemic is turning people into zombies. He carries with him a vaccine that will prevent the spread of this terrible disease but is stymied in his travels by an all-consuming snowstorm, an impenetrable blizzard that turns a drive that should last only a few hours into a voyage of days and, finally, a journey into eternity. The Blizzard dramatizes a timeless metaphysical predicament. The characters in this nearly postapocalyptic world are constantly in motion and yet somehow trapped and frozen-spending day and night fighting their way through the storm on an expedition filled with extraordinary encounters, dangerous escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures. Hypnotic, fascinating, and richly descriptive, The Blizzard is a seminal work from one of the most inventive writers working today." --,Provided by publisher.
"In this short, surreal twist on the classic Russian novel, a doctor travels to a distant village to save its citizens from an epidemic, but a metaphysical snowstorm gets in his way." --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sorokin, V., & Gambrell, J. (2015). The blizzard: a novel (First American edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sorokin, Vladimir, 1955- and Jamey, Gambrell. 2015. The Blizzard: A Novel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sorokin, Vladimir, 1955- and Jamey, Gambrell. The Blizzard: A Novel Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sorokin, Vladimir, and Jamey Gambrell. The Blizzard: A Novel First American edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

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