23,000

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23,000
Author Vladimir Sorokin
Translator Jamey Gambrell
Country Russia
Language Russian
Publisher Zakharov Books
Publication date
2005
Published in English
2011
Preceded by Ice (Sorokin novel)

23,000 is a 2005 novel by the Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin. The story is set in a brutal Russia of the near future, where a meteor has provided a mysterious cult with a material which can make people's hearts speak. The book is the final part in Sorokin's Ice Trilogy; it was preceded by Ice from 2002 and Bro from 2004. It first appeared in an omnibus volume with the whole trilogy.

Reception[edit]

Boyd Tonkin of The Independent highlighted the book's themes of collapse, and wrote: "Yet somehow this deliberate fictional train-wreck never loses its gobsmacking audacity, or skimps on suspense."[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tonkin, Boyd (2011-04-08). "Ice Trilogy". The Independent. Retrieved 2012-04-03.