For March, Russian Scholar (and Christ Church member) Milla Trigos will lead us in a discussion of Omon Ra, by Victor Pelevin.
Here’s what she says about the book:
Working in the tradition of the “Great Russian Novel” and subverting much of what came before him, award-winning Russian novelist Victor Pelevin combines satire, fantasy, science fiction and the adventure novel in his novella, Omon Ra. He takes aim at the Soviet space program and Soviet bureaucracy in order to show the cracks in society as a whole. No longer the celebrated icon of Soviet technological advancement, the space program devolves into a hollow propaganda enterprise. Whether you are an aficionado of the Russian literary greats or a first-time reader of Russian literature, you’ll enjoy this wicked tale!