As a poet, Tartarsky is a failure. As a copywriter for one of Moscow's biggest advertising firms he makes $2,000 in ten minutes - and that's before the cocaine kicks in.
But as Tartarsky speeds through a surreal world of PR mercenaries, back-door deals and Zen Buddhism, he begins to suspect the disturbing truth behind it all - as suggested to him by the disembodied voice of Che Guevara.
Babylon confirms Victor Pelevin's reputation as the funniest and sharpest observer of the chaos and absurdity of post-Soviet Russian life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 19/02/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571205561