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- DescriptionHappiness is Possible tells the story of a writer late delivering his vel, unable to write anything uplifting since his wife walked out. All he can produce is tes about the happiness of others. But something draws him into the Moscow lives around him, bringing together lonely neighbours, restoring lost love, and helping out with building revations. And happiness seems determined to catch up with him as well -
- Author BiographyOleg Zaionchkovsky was born in 1959 in Samara, on the east bank of the Volga River. His first book, Sergeev and the Town, was shortlisted for both the Russian Booker Prize and the National Bestseller Prize. In 2010, Happiness is Possible was shortlisted for both the Russian Booker and the Russian Big Book prize. He spent all his adult life, until a recent move to Moscow, in the small town of Khotkovo, working as a test engineer in a factory making rocket engines. --------- Andrew Bromfield has been a full-time translator from Russian for 20 years. He was a co-founder and original editor of Glas, a journal of modern Russian literature in English translation. His numerous translations include most books by Victor Pelevin and Boris Akunin, Mikhail Bulgakov's A Dead Man's Memoirs (A Theatrical Novel) and A Dog's Heart (An Appalling Story), Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace - the Original Version, and even the two-volume Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia.
- PrizesShortlisted for Russian Booker Prize 2010.
- Author(s)Oleg Zaionchkovsky
- PublisherAnd Other Stories
- Date of Publication28/02/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationHigh Wycombe
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAnd Other Stories
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Translated byAndrew Bromfield
- Introduction byA.D. Miller
- Format DetailsWith flaps
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