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Andrey Platonov is an author not widely reconised - unfortunately. I took a chance on this book and I was completely blown away by the articulate genius of Platonov's writing - this is an author that is dying to be discovered.
Soul is set in central Asia and is the story of Chagatev's - the hero of the book - journey from his homeland to Moscow and eventually back to his homeland once again. He has a utopian dream and mission to save his people and nation from being erradicated from this planet for eternity; Chagatev believes it is his duty and responsible to save them. In his absence the nation had ceased to live and were merely existing from day to day, as tormented souls… Read more