International Literature Book Club (VIRTUAL EVENT)

December 6th

McNally Jackson Virtual Event

Join the International Literature Book Club on Monday, December 6th, at 7 p.m. to discuss Homo Zapiens by Victor Pelevin, translated from Russian by Andrew Bromfield. Hosted by Yvonne Brooks.

The collapse of the Soviet Union has opened up a huge consumer market, but how do you sell things to a generation that grew up with just one type of cola? When Tatarsky, a frustrated poet, takes a job as an advertising copywriter, he finds he has a talent for putting distinctively Russian twists on Western-style ads. But his success leads him into a surreal world of spin doctors, gangsters, drug trips, and the spirit of Che Guevera, who, by way of a Ouija board, communicates theories of consumer theology.

A bestseller in Russia, Homo Zapiens displays the biting absurdist satire that has gained Victor Pelevin superstar status among today's Russian youth, disapproval from the conservative Moscow literary world, and critical acclaim worldwide.

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By Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780142001813
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2002