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A Prague Night
Translated by Andrew Bromfield
208 pages, 114 B&W illustrations
178mm x 111mm, Casebound with dust jacket
A Prague Night, Pavel Pepperstein’s metaphysical novel, takes place on Walpurgis Night, the ancient Central European spring festival when winter is ceremoniously brought to its end through the celebration and re-enactment of myth. Ilya Korolenko, a hired assassin, a top-flight killer who shoots from any distance and never misses, is in Prague to hunt down and kill the disgraced oligarch Orlov. Korolenko is a romantic, nostalgic for an idealised Russia of the past, who despises the corruption, greed, and idolisation of wealth that western capitalism has brought to his country. Having made his kill in the cathedral of St Vitus, Korolenko heads to a conference on Prague Spring and 1968. There he meets the seductive and radical Ellie Warbis, daughter of Americans whose lifestyle she hates, who proposes sex as brotherhood and sisterhood in the struggle for freedom. Together they attend a party thrown by her wealthy tycoon father, which proves to be a gateway to the wild festivities and transformations of the night of the witches…
Other publications by Pepperstein
The Great Defeat and the Great Rest. Poetry. Obskuri Viri, Moscow, 1993.
Old Man’s diet. Ad Marginem, Moscow, 1998.
The Mythological Love of Castes (vol 1 with S. Anufriev). Ad Maginem, Moscow, 1999.
The Mythological Love of Castes (2 vols). Ad Maginem, Moscow, 2000
Interpretation of Dreams (with V. Mazin). Novoye Literaturnoye Obozrenie, 2005
War Stories. Ad Marginem, Moscow, 2006
The Swastika and The Pentagon. Ad Marginem, Moscow, 2006
Spring (Vesna). Ad Marginem, Moscow, 2010
Pepperstein is currently exhibiting at Manifesta 10 (http://manifesta.org/tag/manifesta-10/) and Before Normal: Concept after Concept, at Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (http://www.samtidskunst.dk).
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