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- DescriptionI did remember: Whenever we moved our troops, advanced or retreated, we had written your turn, usually just Y.T., to confirm that we d made our final decision . . . Looking at the letters w, I felt something in the world change forever. Ukraine, 1984. The Soviet Union is creaking toward collapse, and a group of bored radiophysics students devise a strategy game to keep themselves entertained. But war games are joke, and sooner does their game get underway than the KGB pulls the students in for questioning. Eventually they re released, but they remain marked men. Twenty years later, capitalism is in full swing when one member of the group, Davidov, receives an e-mail with a familiar ultimatum attached, signed, eerily, Y.T. Someone has revived the game, but it s t any of his friends from the university . . . and the consequences w feel more real than ever. The first English-language publication of a major Russian velist, Y.T. follows an incent-seeming game to its darkest places, and the result is a disturbing vision of war and tyranny. Y.T. is a wildly inventive vel that explores the banality deep in the heart of a paraid totalitarian state.
- Author BiographyALEXEI NIKITIN was born in Ukraine, USSR, in 1967. He studied physics at Kiev University, spent time in the army, and worked in the gas and nuclear industries including devising an emergency system for suppressing dust contamination from the Chernobyl sarcophagus. He is a winner of the Ukrainian Writers Union Korolenko Prize and has published many novels and novellas. Y.T. is his first work to be translated into English.
- Author(s)Aleksei Nikitin,Alexei Nikitin
- PublisherMelville House Publishing
- Date of Publication15/04/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationBrooklyn
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2016
- ImprintMelville House Publishing
- Out-of-print date13/06/2016
- Weight227 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine13 mm
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