The collapse of the Soviet Union has opened up a huge consumer market, but how do you sell things to a generation that grew up with just one type of cola? When Tatarsky, a frustrated poet, takes a job as an advertising copywriter, he finds he has a talent for putting distinctively Russian twists on Western-style ads. But his success leads him into a surreal world of spin doctors, gangsters, drug trips, and the spirit of Che Guevera, who, by way of a Ouija board, communicates theories of consumer theology. A bestseller in Russia, Homo Zapiens displays the biting absurdist satire that has gained Victor Pelevin superstar status among today's Russian youth, disapproval from the conservative Moscow literary world, and critical acclaim worldwide.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Victor Pelevin's Homo Zapiens

Hardback Editions

February 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Homo Zapiens
Author(s): Andrew Bromfield, Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 0-670-03066-X / 978-0-670-03066-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

December 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Homo Zapiens
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
ISBN: 0-14-200181-3 / 978-0-14-200181-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group
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Kindle Editions

December 2002 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Homo Zapiens
Author(s): Victor Pelevin
Publisher: Penguin Books
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