Yerofeev was born inside the Arctic Circle in 1938 and died of throat cancer in 1990.
Until a few years before his death, this autobiographical novel - a monument to the Soviet Union in decline - circulated in typescript and rarely moved beyond a few major cities.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 19/01/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571192045