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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
    184 pages

  • 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

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