Zero Train by Yuri Buida

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Erotic, brutal, mysterious and moving, The Zero Train takes place at a lonely Soviet railway settlement run by the secret police. Employees suspect something sinister about the unknown cargo of a sealed 100-car train; they become increasingly obsessed with the provenance of the Zero Train. The denoument leads to madness and murder. The Zero Train is also a dense web of symbols examining the nature of life lived in the service of an ideal neither known or understood -- a study of the ordinary individual under Stalinism.
 

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Published November 1, 2001 by Dedalus,. 140 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This spare, swift 1993 novel explores the professional and emotional burdens borne by Ivan Ardyabev, a “railway forces private” assigned to a train settlement somewhere in rural Russia.

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