By Maryna Dyachenko, Serhiy Dyachenko, Julia Meitov Hersey
Translated from Russian by means of Julia Meitov Hersey
The phrases VITA NOSTRA, or “our life,” come from an outdated Latin scholar anthem Gaudeamus : “Vita nostra brevis est, Brevi finietur” or “Our lifestyles is short, it is going to almost immediately finish ..."
The heroine of the radical has been compelled right into a probably unattainable state of affairs. opposed to her will, she needs to input the Institute of precise applied sciences. A slightest misstep or failure at school—and the students’ household pay a value. ruled through worry and coercion, Sasha will study the which means of the word "In the start was once the be aware ..."
VITA NOSTRA is an exhilarating trip into the private mysteries of lifestyles, a dizzying event, a gap right into a global that not anyone has ever defined, a global that frightens and draws the readers of the radical.
The novel combines the probably incongruous aspects—spectacular adventures and philosophical intensity, marvelous alterations and mental accuracy, complexity of moral concerns and mundane info of city lifestyles.
VITA NOSTRA loved a substantial severe acclaim in Russia. It has acquired 8 significant literary prizes and has been named the easiest novel of the 21st century within the sci-fi/fantasy style (Prize of Prizes, Eurocon-2008, Moscow). it's been translated into numerous languages.
VITA NOSTRA has been optioned by means of Timur Bekmambetov, director and manufacturer (NIGHT WATCH, sought after and others).
“The Dyachenkos are really in all likelihood some of the best sleek Russian-language fiction writers operating within the style of the allegorical novel. The emotional lavishness in their prose reaches past limitations. The measure of self-identification with the nature that they require in their reader may be in comparison basically with the all-encompassing feeling of love.”
—The Viva magazine
“They create an marvelous global, occasionally chilling and scary, occasionally shockingly appealing and peculiar. the combo of 2 vastly various people—different in age, temperament, and former occupations (Marina used to be an actress, Sergey—a psychiatrist) supplies us an opportunity to the touch the truth of miracles.”
—The Peter publication magazine
“Vita Nostra—it's a ebook that has the capability to develop into a contemporary vintage of its genre.”
—Lev Grossman, a novelist, a senior author and ebook critic for TIME magazine
“One factor is clear—Marina and Sergey Dyachenko are avidly learn by means of either the intellectuals and people who by no means learn. within the period of competitive militant immorality, Marina and Sergey dared to put their funds at the international created by way of them, the realm that's essentially moral. it's a global within which the victors are judged.”
—News of the Capital newspaper
"The curiosity in a individual, within the depths of his soul is the most subject of any paintings by way of the Dyachenkos...”
—The New global magazine
“VITA NOSTRA is a delusion, yet a myth so actual that, having grew to become its final web page, i presumed that Marina and Sergey Dyachenko in some way comprehend every thing that occurred to me throughout the first 12 months of my grownup existence. i'm so thankful to them for giving me one other likelihood to relive these stories; with the entire technique of cinematography at my disposal, i'm going to do my top to show the magic of these times.”
—Timur Bekmambetov, movie director, manufacturer