The Sacred Book of the Werewolf
ISBN 9781440638015 | 352 pages | 04 Sep 2008 | 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"Racy, thought-provoking, and perverse. . . . A joy to read."
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.
-The New York Times Book Review
"Wondrously written, amazingly fun."
-San Francisco Chronicle
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