The Good Life Elsewhere

by Vladimir Lorchenkov
The Good Life Elsewhere
  • ISBN-13: 9781939931016
  • Author(s): Vladimir Lorchenkov
  • Translated by: Ross Ufberg
  • Subject: Fiction in translation
  • Publisher: New Vessel Press
  • Imprint: New Vessel Press
  • Publication Date: 18-02-2014
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£12.99
Vladimir Lorchenkov tells the story of a group of villagers and their tragicomic efforts, against all odds and at any cost, to emigrate from Moldova, Europe's most impoverished nation, to Italy for work. In this uproarious tale, an Orthodox priest is deserted by his wife for an art-dealing atheist; a mechanic redesigns his tractor for travel by air and sea; thousands of villagers take to the road on a modern-day religious crusade to make it to the promised land of Italy; meanwhile, politicians remain politicians.
About the book

Vladimir Lorchenkov tells the story of a group of villagers and their tragicomic efforts, against all odds and at any cost, to emigrate from Moldova, Europe's most impoverished nation, to Italy for work. In this uproarious tale, an Orthodox priest is deserted by his wife for an art-dealing atheist; a mechanic redesigns his tractor for travel by air and sea; thousands of villagers take to the road on a modern-day religious crusade to make it to the promised land of Italy; meanwhile, politicians remain politicians.