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Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Soviet Union

Subjects:

  • Astronauts -- Fiction,
  • Soviet Union -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Translated from the Russian.

StatementVictor Pelevin ; translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPG3485.E38 O4613 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination153 p. ;
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL810743M
ISBN 100374225923
LC Control Number95047618

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Omon Ra - Victor Pelevin Omon Krivomazov has always wanted to be an astronaut but not everything is as it seems in the USSR's space program; cosmonauting dead dogs, bikes on the moon and no way out but up. Omon Ra, by the gifted Russian writer Victor Pelevin, is a pointed, dead-on-satire of the now-defunct Soviet space program, and a moving account of a cosmonaut's coming-of-age. The story is told in the beguiling voice of its young protagonist, Omon Ra, whose odd name combines a term for the Soviet special forces with the name of the sun god in Egyptian mythology/5(8). Buy a cheap copy of Omon Ra book by Victor Pelevin. Named by his father after the Soviet OMON, the Interior Ministry riot police, Omon, a Soviet astronaut, renames himself Ra after the Egyptian sun god. As he Free shipping over $/5(5). The Book Depository via United Kingdom: Softcover, ISBN Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation, United States, Language: English. Brand new Book. Omon Ra, by the gifted Russian writer Victor Pelevin, is a pointed, dead-on-satire of the now-defunct Soviet space program, and a moving account of a cosmonaut's coming-of /5(K).