The goatibex constellation by Fazil Iskander

IMG_6208Set in Sukumi, Georgia. Reviewed on 2017/08: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXwQt0XhGRr/

This is now my 3rd book by #iskander and I can see where his diehard fans are coming from. With less 200 pages here, he manages to deliver an excellent cautionary and eerie tale of absurd dimensions. More specifically, Iskander’s background is the abuse of science and agriculture from the past #soviet regimes to propel a political agenda or hide a complete failure. What’s most compelling here is the fact that everyone knows or has a strong hint at how monstrous and catastrophic of a mistake the policies and conclusions are, yet the time for criticism or opposition is well gone. All that is left now it’s pessimism, sarcasm and denial.
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