Swedish rights of Sasha Filipenko's Kremulator sold to Ersatz
It's always an event when we sell rights of a book before it has been published by us! In this case, Swedish rights of Sasha Filipenko's Kremulator go to Ersatz. The Russian original of Kremulator was published by Vremya this spring. To date, the book is therefore going to be published in three languages.
Here's the plot in a nutshell: Can a person remain human in a terrorist state, or is everything corrupted by the coercion to conform? As the director of Moscow’s crematorium in the Stalin era, Pyotr Ilyich Nesterenko is intimate with death. But he is also convinced that he is immortal. He has, in fact, evaded death in incredible ways time and time again. He is a committed follower of the regime, then an emigrant, then a servant of Stalinism – but which of these identities dominates in Pyotr Ilyich Nesterenko’s colourful personality?