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Babylon (1999) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The collapse of the Soviet Union has opened up a vast market ripe for exploitation. Everybody wants a piece of the action. But how do you sell things to a generation that grew up with just one brand of cola? Enter Tartarsky, the hero of Homo Zapiens, a lowly shop assistant who is hired as an advertising copywriter and discovers a hidden talent for devising home-grown alternatives to Western ads. Tartarsky is propelled into a world of gangsters, spin doctors, and drug dealers, fueled by cocaine and hallucinogenic mushrooms. But as his fortunes soar, reality soon loosens its grip. Who is the boss - man or his television set? When advertisers talk about "twisting reality," do they mean it quite literally? And what exactly does go on at the Institute of Apiculture?

Original title: Поколение
Alternative titles: Homo Zapiens
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire

Edition #1: Babylon / Homo Zapiens

Babylon / Homo Zapiens (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Andrew Bromfield
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Homo Zapiens (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0142001813
Pages: 256

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Homo Zapiens (2002)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 067003066X

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Babylon (2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571205569

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Babylon (2000)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571202470
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Pages: 172

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