A simple story that is often told: Naomi Klein tells it in her non-fictional analysis “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate“. Andrey Zvyagintsev in his Oscar-nominee cinematic drama “Leviathan“. And Roman Senchin tells a very actual Siberian version of individual profit verses public welfare.
With the emotional forcefulness of an irrevocable farewell Senchin describes the life in the doomed villages in the centre of the fertile and nourishing countryside while the water inexorably rises. The undercurrent of the novel is like the Siberian river that once flowed freely: crystal-clear, fast and full of fish.