Book “Today. A novel about putin’s doubles” presented in Kyiv
A presentation of the book “Today. A novel about putin’s doubles” by Oleksandr Krasovytskyy, Editor in Chief of Folio Publishers, was presented in Kyiv. The book has a completely fictional plot, which, however, is prompted by reality.
This was discussed during the presentation of the book at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.
“I wrote a fictional story, and doubles are just a tool to show life in modern russia,” the author of the book notes.
During the presentation, Oleksandr Krasovytskyy noted that it took him only 52 days to write the 500-page book.
The book is written in an unconventional format – it features only the direct speech of the characters and no words of the author. All 12 characters in the story are fictional, including, for example, a Ukrainian spy, two russian women, one of whom considers herself an ethnic Ukrainian, two bodyguards of putin, four of his doubles, and special people who select doubles and manage them.
A total of 2,500 copies of the book were published. The original language is Ukrainian, and an English version will be released soon too. However, the author noted that it had also been translated into russian.
“It exists not only in the Ukrainian language, but I am constantly criticized: “how could you, and why is it in russian on the website?”. I will say this – because we are not limited only to the territory of Ukraine. We exist in a world where many russian-speaking people, who do not read Ukrainian, live outside the borders of Ukraine and russia. They are post-soviet, including Ukrainian. And there is a huge number of russians who read such books, and they will go to all possible places in the world, so that russian citizens can get there and read such books in russian,” the publisher noted.
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