Books by Vladimir Makanin

THE LOSS by Vladimir Makanin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"It's the least tricky and mannered, and most affecting example of Makanin's seemingly overpraised work to have reached English translation thus far."
paper 0-8101-1640-5 The Loss ($44.95; $14.95; Aug.; 136 pp.; 0-8101-1639-1; paper 0-8101-1640-5): More fiction from the prizewinning Russian author of Escape Hatch and Baize-Colored Table with Decanter. Read full book review >
ESCAPE HATCH by Vladimir Makanin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 1996

"Though both stories are initially intriguing, neither's premise is developed satisfactorily or surprisingly, and many readers may find their inconclusiveness deeply disappointing."
Escape Hatch: Two Novellas ($24.00; May 31, 1996; 193 pp.; 0-87501-110-1) Two futuristic novellas, discursive and allegorical to a fault, from a veteran Russian writer who has previously won his country's ``Little Booker'' Prize. ``Escape Hatch'' describes a city run, and overrun, by criminals from which escape to a more genteel ``world'' is offered through a passage available only to the story's conflicted protagonist. Read full book review >
BAIZE-COVERED TABLE WITH DECANTER by Vladimir Makanin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 1996

"One wonders why."
This stark account of an ordinary Russian citizen subjected to ongoing bureaucratic interrogation begs, but does not earn, comparison with Kafka's The Trial. Read full book review >