In the year of the comet poems by Nicholas Christopher

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Published by Viking in New York .

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Statementby Nicholas Christopher.
LC ClassificationsPS3553.H754 I5 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 83 p. ;
Number of Pages83
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1537815M
ISBN 100670839639
LC Control Number91016153

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The Year of the Comet tells the story of a Russian boy growing up in the 80s and 90s in Moscow. Most of the story is internal - all of the deep thoughts and reactions/actions of a young boy trying to make his way in the world and understand what is in the silences, those spaces outside of the daily narrative that no one speaks about/5.

An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of ) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction.

Oliver Plexico is assigned as her travel guide/bodyguard for the trip. However, other people desperately want the bottle and will stop at nothing to get it. A simple little trip becomes an international : Comedy, Adventure, Action, Romance.

From the critically acclaimed author of Oblivion (a Wall Street Journal Best Book of ) comes The Year of the Comet, a story of a Russian boyhood and coming of age as the Soviet Union is on the brink of idyllic childhood takes a sinister turn.

Rumors of a serial killer haunt the neighborhood, families pack up and leave town without a word of warning, and the country. "Rich in textures, colors, sounds, and visual details The best of Russia's younger generation of writers." ―The New York Review of Books From the critically acclaimed author of Oblivion comes Year of the Comet, a story of a Russian boyhood and coming of age as the Soviet Union is on the brink of idyllic childhood takes a sinister turn/5(5).

"The Year of the Comet" foresees a world split up, not into States and Kingdoms, but into a business Group. The hero is a scientist with a secret which will give supreme authority to any group in control of it. Inevitably he finds himself the centre of murderous intrigues.

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Lebedev follows up Oblivion (), his powerful novel about the atrocities of the gulag, with this autobiographical tale of a boy's coming-of-age during the years leading to the fall of the Soviet Union. A "child of an earthquake" who was shaken from his mother's womb in Moscow by tectonic waves emanating from Bucharest, our unnamed protagonist spends much of the.

John Christopher's The Year of the Comet remains one his more obscure novels. It's an easy one to miss, being his first genre novel, and coming just before the book which made his name, The Death of is, perhaps, Christopher's only attempt at a functioning dystopia; in his later years he tended towards post-apocalypse scenarios, usually with great success.

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