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Andrei Gelasimov was born in Irkutsk, one of the largest cities in Siberia, in 1965. He went on to study foreign languages at the Yakutsk State University, as well as directing at the Moscow Theater Institute. In 2001 he came to popular literary acclaim in Russia when his story “A Tender Age,” which he originally published on the Internet, was included in an issue of the journal Oktyabr, and his novella and collection of short stories, Fox Mulder Looks Like a Pig,was released. Gods of the Steppe is his third novel to be published in English, following Thirst, for which Booklist praised “Gelasimov’s spare prose and pointed dialogue,” and The Lying Year, which was developed into a motion picture. Gelasimov’s work has garnered the Apollon-Grigorev prize and a Belkin prize nomination. Gods of the Steppe won the 2009 National Bestseller award in Russia.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This was a little bit different. It is not always an easy read due to the nature of the events being depicted and the style of writing. Read morePublished 8 months ago by The Emperor
This one took a lot of reading, still not sure I get the point. If it was translated from Russian, it loses out in the translation. Read morePublished 13 months ago by shuggie
It got better towards the end, but the translation into English is terrible. It was difficult to know what was meant a lot of the time. It rather spoiled the story.Published 13 months ago by Coco
The setting of `Gods of the Steppe' is a village in Russia near the border with China, and the time is 1945 after Germany has been defeated and just before the atom bomb is dropped... Read morePublished 17 months ago by D. Elliott