Hotel USSR

Hotel USSR : Memoirs of a Soviet 'non-Artist'

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As a child, he was promised abundance and freedom in a communist paradise. In that bright future, he dreams of being an artist. But as he grows up, he discovers that his dream is based on a fraud and that his country is really a dictatorship governed by bullies, liars, and thieves. He and the girl he loves find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of a dysfunctional utopia they call "Hotel USSR," where every aspect of life is regulated by improbable rules that override human nature. To live their dream, they decide to break the law. This takes him on a series of tragicomical adventures that feel like acts in the theater of the absurd: a worker in Siberian oil fields, an army conscript, an inmate at a forensic psychiatry facility, a visual propaganda artist, a Soviet dissident, and an immigrant to America. And everywhere he goes he draws pictures...Richly illustrated with the author's original artwork, this book is based on his own life story.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 286g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1723884529
  • 9781723884528

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