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A Russian provincial town the 90ies where after the collaps of the Soviet Union mafia groups that still obey rules of comradeship and „honesty“ bring kind of stability to the town. But slowly they are pushed aside by other mendacious and „dishonest“ guys who are seeking their private financial profit only. A late revenge of one of the old „honest“ guys brings the situation to escalation.
NENAST’E is a contemporary novel where Aleksei Ivanov is using a thriller plot for his emotional caleidoscope and realistic analysis of the Russian provincial society developing after the end of the Soviet Union.