Zakhar Prilepin in B O D Y

“Sasha noticed some busses bearing the coat of arms with a fanged beast. The curtains in the bus windows trembled. People were sitting in those busses, waiting for an opportunity to step out, to run out, clutching rubber mallets in tough fists, looking angrily for somebody to hit, and to hit them with flourish, to knock them down and knock them out.”

From Zakhar Prilepin’s Sankya, translated from the Russian by Mariya Gusev and Jeff Parker with Alina Ryabovolova and due out from Disquiet on April 29.

Called Russia’s Best Young Novelist in Newsweek, Prilepin has been called a Russian Hemingway and a modern Leo Tolstoy. A former member of the OMON riot police and a veteran of the wars in Chechnya, the writer and journalist has become a high-profile member of the National Bolshevik party.


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Photo – Zakhar Prilepin by Андрей Давыдовский

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