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Book Information: Queue, the

Queue, the (1985) [Novel]
by Vladimir Sorokin Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Vladimir Sorokin's first published novel, The Queue, is a sly comedy about the late Soviet "years of stagnation." Thousands of citizens are in line for ... nobody knows quite what, but the rumors are flying. Leather or suede? Jackets, jeans? Turkish, Swedish, maybe even American? It doesn't matter—if anything is on sale, you better line up to buy it. Sorokin's tour de force of ventriloquism and formal daring tells the whole story in snatches of unattributed dialogue, adding up to nothing less than the real voice of the people, overheard on the street as they joke and curse, fall in and out of love, slurp down ice cream or vodka, fill out crossword puzzles, even go to sleep and line up again in the morning as the queue drags on.

Original title: Очередь
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire

Edition #1: The Queue

The Queue (1988)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Sally Laird
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Manifested in:

The Queue (August 19, 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590172742
Pages: 224

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