Faust in the USSR

From the June/July 2006 Print Edition

The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin. Putnam. 354 pp. $24.95. Olga Grushin, a young Russian-born woman, has written a quite extraordinary novel. In it she tells how a man named Sukhanov sold his soul to become one of the cosseted few who enjoy all the comforts accorded to a member of the . . . . Continue Reading »