new publication

Romanian translation published by Epica

A bed ridden Soviet veteran is being looked after by his wife and daughter. Long may he live, the family is surviving on his pension. The two women create a virtual world for him in his room, cut him off from all sources of information and play him news-broadcasts reporting on the latest communist party conferences recorded on video. All this to convince the old man of the continued existence of his beloved Soviet Union.

The sujet of Olga Slavnikova’s novel THE IMMORTAL was initially about the end of the Soviet Union. But with Putin’s nowadays dreams to bring back the Russian empire this novel becomes a new symbolic meaning.