By Maryna Dyachenko, Serhiy Dyachenko, Julia Meitov Hersey
Translated from Russian via Julia Meitov Hersey
The phrases VITA NOSTRA, or “our life,” come from an previous Latin scholar anthem Gaudeamus : “Vita nostra brevis est, Brevi finietur” or “Our existence is short, it's going to almost immediately finish ..."
The heroine of the unconventional has been pressured right into a doubtless impossible scenario. opposed to her will, she needs to input the Institute of designated applied sciences. A slightest misstep or failure at school—and the students’ household pay a cost. ruled through worry and coercion, Sasha will examine the that means of the word "In the start was once the notice ..."
VITA NOSTRA is an exciting trip into the inner most mysteries of life, a dizzying event, a gap right into a global that nobody 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, remarkable variations and mental accuracy, complexity of moral matters and mundane info of city lifestyles.
VITA NOSTRA loved a substantial serious 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 a number of languages.
VITA NOSTRA has been optioned through Timur Bekmambetov, director and manufacturer (NIGHT WATCH, sought after and others).
“The Dyachenkos are particularly probably some of the best glossy 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 purely with the all-encompassing feeling of love.”
—The Viva magazine
“They create an fantastic international, occasionally chilling and scary, occasionally shockingly attractive and weird. the combo of 2 tremendously diversified people—different in age, temperament, and former occupations (Marina was once an actress, Sergey—a psychiatrist) provides us an opportunity to the touch the truth of miracles.”
—The Peter ebook magazine
“Vita Nostra—it's a e-book that has the aptitude to develop into a latest vintage of its genre.”
—Lev Grossman, a novelist, a senior author and publication critic for TIME magazine
“One factor is clear—Marina and Sergey Dyachenko are avidly learn by way 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 cash at the international created by means 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 man or woman, within the depths of his soul is the most topic of any paintings by means of the Dyachenkos...”
—The New international magazine
“VITA NOSTRA is a myth, yet a fable so real that, having became its final web page, i presumed that Marina and Sergey Dyachenko in some way understand every thing that occurred to me in the course of the first 12 months of my grownup lifestyles. i'm so thankful to them for giving me one other likelihood to relive these reviews; with all of the technique of cinematography at my disposal, i'll do my most sensible to exhibit the magic of these times.”
—Timur Bekmambetov, movie director, manufacturer