Light Head

Light Head
Light Head
AST (2011)
ISBN 978-5-271-32629-5
416 pages

Maxim T. Ermakov - a successful manager of a large firm, which sells chocolate. He conquered the capital, has many links and a good income. And once he becomes weird officials from the Department of causation and hand gun.

However, suicide is not included in the plans of Maxim, and the event is rapidly gaining momentum. It seems the whole town comes out to demonstrate against the hero, his throw tomatoes at the door of the office and on the Internet appears highly realistic computer game whose purpose - to shoot the hero, is very similar to Maxim ...

The book is scheduled to be published in English by Overlook Press in March, 2013

Olga Slavnikova is one of the most interesting and significant contemporary authors: her books are written in an extremely refined literary style and have an unfeminine mercilessness. This novel presents eternal problems that both stand outside of time and speak of modern Russia, such as: ‘the person and the system’, ‘what is the price of the general good’, ‘shivering beast or individual with rights’.

"Olga Slavnikova wrote a scorching bitter story of man's desire for freedom. How in the world of phantom "everything" values, this great feeling of distorted, writhing, takes ugly appearance. But freedom is the freedom against all odds - to pressure the almighty power, accumulated insensitivity, the habit of cynicism and self-delusion. "

Andrei Nemzer