The Sacred Book of the Werewolf
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2008
Duration: 12 hours 2 minutes
In Pelevin's sharpest, most accessible, and most engrossing novel to date, A. Huli, a fifteen-year-old contemporary Moscow prostitute, is in truth a two-thousand-year-old werefox. After the death of a client, she is forced to work via ads placed on the internet. Eventually, she comes to the attention of Alexander, a Russian intelligence officer who, unbeknownst to her, is a werewolf. They fall in love and, many plot twists later, we discover that The Sacred Book of the Werewolf is A. Huli's memoir.
Translated by Andrew Bromfield
"Pelevin belongs to one strand of the great Russian tradition that goes back as far as Gogol and Dostoevesky, in which metaphysical locutions about the mystery of existence clash with the grotesque banalities of life as it is actually lived."-New York Times Book Review.