The Librarian

by Mikhail Elizarov, Andrew Bromfield

If Ryu Murakami had written War and PeaceAs the introduction to this book will tell you, the books by Gromov, obscure and long forgotten propaganda author of the Soviet era, have such an effect on their readers that they suddenly enjoy supernaturalpowers.

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  • Pages: 417 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.46 out of 5
  • Published March 12th 2015 by Pushkin Press
  • Original Title: Библиотекарь
  • ASIN: B00PPH88IO
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: The Russian Booker Prize (2008)
  • Venemaa kirjanduspreemia "Vene Booker"

If Ryu Murakami had written War and PeaceAs the introduction to this book will tell you, the books by Gromov, obscure and long forgotten propaganda author of the Soviet era, have such an effect on their readers that they suddenly enjoy supernatural powers. Understandably, their readers need to keep accessing these books at all cost and gather into groups around book-bearers, or, as they’re called, librarians. Alexei, until now a loser, comes to collect an uncle’s inheritance and unexpectedly becomes a librarian. He tells his extraordinary, unbelievable story.