Zone: A Prison Camp Guard's Story
Written in Sergei Dovlatov’s unique voice and unmatched style, The Zone is a satirical novelization of Dovlatov’s time as a prison guard for the Soviet Army in the early 1960s. Snapshots of the prison are juxtaposed with the narrator’s letters to Igor Markovich of Hermitage Press in which he urges Igor to publish the very book we’re reading. As Igor receives portions of th...more
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I detected a striking similarity between the camp and the outside, between the prisoners and the guards, bet...more
Dovlatov's wry humor informs this set of short stories, which are interspersed by letters from the author to Igor Markovich Yef...more