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The Bickford fuse

Author: Andreĭ Kurkov; Boris Dralyuk
Publisher: London : MacLehose Press, an imprint of Quercus, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Great Patriotic War is drawing to a close, but a new darkness is falling over Soviet Russia. And for a disparate, disconnected clutch of wanderers - many thousands of miles apart, linked only by destiny and by paths that are destined to cross - four parallel journeys are just beginning. Goritch and his driver, rolling through water, sand and snow on an empty petrol tank; the Occupant of a black airship, looking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satirical literature
Allegories
Fiction
History
Fantasy fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andreĭ Kurkov; Boris Dralyuk
ISBN: 9780857055583 0857055585
OCLC Number: 949753432
Notes: "Catch-22 meets the Brothers Karamazov in the last great satire of the Soviet era. The Great Patriotic War is stumbling to a close, but a new darkness has fallen over Soviet Russia. And for a disparate, disconnected clutch of wanderers--many thousands of miles apart but linked by a common goal--four parallel journeys are just beginning."--Back cover.
Description: 348 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Bickfordov mir.
Responsibility: Andrey Kurkov. ; translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk.

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