Vita Nostra

Vita Nostra The definitive English language translation of the internationally bestselling Ukrainian novel a brilliant dark fantasy with the potential to be a modern classic Lev Grossman combining psychological

  • Title: Vita Nostra
  • Author: Marina Dyachenko
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The definitive English language translation of the internationally bestselling Ukrainian novel a brilliant dark fantasy with the potential to be a modern classic Lev Grossman , combining psychological suspense, enchantment, and terror that makes us consider human existence in a fresh and provocative way.Our life is brief.While vacationing at the beach with her moth The definitive English language translation of the internationally bestselling Ukrainian novel a brilliant dark fantasy with the potential to be a modern classic Lev Grossman , combining psychological suspense, enchantment, and terror that makes us consider human existence in a fresh and provocative way.Our life is brief.While vacationing at the beach with her mother, Sasha Samokhina meets the mysterious Farit Kozhennikov under the most peculiar circumstances The teenage girl is powerless to refuse when this strange and unusual man with an air of the sinister directs her to perform a task with potentially scandalous consequences He rewards her effort with a strange golden coin.As the days progress, Sasha carries out other acts for which she receives coins from Kozhennikov As summer ends, her domineering mentor directs her to move to a remote village and use her gold to enter the Institute of Special Technologies Though she does not want to go to this unknown town or school, she also feels it s the only place she should be Against her mother s wishes, Sasha leaves behind all that is familiar and begins her education.As she quickly discovers, the institute s special technologies are unlike anything she has ever encountered The books are impossible to read, the lessons obscure to the point of maddening, and the work refuses memorization Using terror and coercion to keep the students in line, the school does not

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