"The beauty of the language is almost impossible to bear. The novel luxuriates in poetic language."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
“An important book about where Russia is today, with poetic descriptions and unforgettable images evoking that nation’s often elusive attempts to understand its dark past. I stand in awe of both the author and translator.”
Jack F. Matlock, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union