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The Sacred Book of the Werewolf

A Novel

Victor Pelevin - Author

Andrew Bromfield - Translator

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ISBN 9780143116035 | 352 pages | 29 Sep 2009 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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The world's first Zen Buddhist paranormal romance- published to coincide with Halloween

One of the most progressive writers at work today, Victor Pelevin's comic inventiveness has won him comparisons to Kafka, Calvino, and Gogol, and Time has described him as a "psychedelic Nabokov for the cyberage." In The Sacred Book of the Werewolf, a smash success in Russia and Pelevin's first novel in six years, paranormal meets transcendental with a splash of satire as A Hu-Li, a two-thousand-year-old shape-shifting werefox from ancient China meets her match in Alexander, a Wagner-addicted werewolf who's the key figure in Russia's Big Oil. Both a supernatural love story and an outrageously funny send-up of modern Russia, this stunning and ingenious work of the imagination is the sharpest novel to date from Russia's most gifted literary malcontent.

"Racy, thought-provoking, and perverse. . . . A joy to read."
-The New York Times Book Review

"Wondrously written, amazingly fun."
-San Francisco Chronicle


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