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By Serhiy Zhadan

ISBN-10: 1909156841

ISBN-13: 9781909156845

ISBN-10: 190915685X

ISBN-13: 9781909156852

A poet and novelist whose paintings has been variously in comparison to Rimbaud, Charles Bukowski and Irvine Welsh, Serhiy Zhadan’s first novel Depeche Mode depicts Ukrainian adolescence through the turbulent Nineteen Nineties. defined by way of the writer as “a booklet approximately actual male comradeship,” the radical follows the unemployed narrator and his buddies, Jewish anti-Semite Dogg Pavlov and Vasia the Communist, on their adventures round Kharkiv and beyond.

Against a heritage of social disintegration, slowly eroding Soviet mores and speedily encroaching Western tradition, the 3 comrades drink gratuitous quantities of vodka and embark on a quest to discover their lacking good friend Sasha Carburetor to inform him concerning the suicide of his one-legged stepfather. regardless of containing a few darker issues, Depeche Mode takes an irreverent examine existence; Zhadan isn't really afraid to combine philosophical musings and ugly narrative with moments of slapstick comedy.

Serhiy Zhadan is without doubt one of the key voices in modern Ukrainian literature: his poetry and novels have loved attractiveness at domestic and overseas. His poetic variety and masterful wordplay have led critics to dub his trademark method “verbal jazz”, an outline that displays his precise authorial voice. Zhadan stands as a witness to a time of significant social swap throughout the eyes of Ukraine’s dispossessed adolescence. His paintings explores the adjustments he has witnessed as a consultant of the quick post-Soviet iteration in Ukraine. by no means one to bow to conference, on the grounds that giving up college instructing in 2004 Zhadan used to be fascinated with 2006’s Orange Revolution. Writing is only one of his many pursuits, which additionally contain making a song in a band, translating poetry and setting up literary festivals.

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