Written in an incantatory style, the novel traverses the entire history of Russia, from its violent conversion to Christianity on to the 21st century where people are segregated according to blood type, and may only mix in the blackness of the ruined metro.
Sleeper at Harvest Time, by Leonid Latynin
Sleeper at Harvest Time
By Leonid Latynin
from Russian by Andrew Bromfield
ISBN 0-939010-37-2 (paper)
5½ x 8
Its true hero is its language, which, even in translation…achieves in places a poetic intensity and a musicality that are mesmerizing.
—New York Times Book Review