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In 1982 — not coincidentally, just two years before the year made famous by Orwell — Vitaly Kartsev, an exiled Soviet writer, discovers that a German travel agency is booking flights to a variety of tempting locations and, thanks to guaranteed passage through a time warp, to a variety of tantalizing years in the future. Moscow? 2042? Who could resist? And so begins Vladimir Voinovich's satiric — and, as current events would cast it, prophetic — tale of life in the USSr in the not-so-distant future. Kartsev's trip home turns out to be a series of outrageous escapades involving terrorists, sheiks, an American news correspondents, the KGB, the CIA, diffident keepers of the ideological flame, one wild-eye messiah, three geopolitical rings of hostility surrounding Moscow, and countless Soviet institutions that — barely — outdo those of the twentieth century in their pungent inanity.

Moscow 2042 was originally published in English in 1987, when the Berlin Wall was firmly in place and perestroika just beginning. In his new Afterword to this edition, Voinovich comments, with customary sting, on the events that inspired his novel, what has happened since publication, and the curious interplay of fiction and reality.

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The year is 1982, just two years before that made famous by Orwell. An exiled Soviet writer discovers that a German travel agency is booking flights through a time warp to a variety of tempting sites and dates in the future. Moscow? The year 2042? How can he resist? Afterword by the Author. Translated by Richard Lourie.

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ISBN:
9780156621656
Translator:
Lourie, Richard
Afterword:
Voinovich, Vladimir
Translator:
Lourie, Richard
Author:
Voinovich, Vladimir
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Subject:
General
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19900931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
444
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb

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The year is 1982, just two years before that made famous by Orwell. An exiled Soviet writer discovers that a German travel agency is booking flights through a time warp to a variety of tempting sites and dates in the future. Moscow? The year 2042? How can he resist? Afterword by the Author. Translated by Richard Lourie.

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