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The Railway Paperback é The Railway PDF ✓ railway ebok, The RailwayThe Railway ePUBSet mainly in Uzbekistan betweenand , this compelling novel introduces to us the inhabitants of the small town of Gilas on the ancient Silk Route Among those whose stories we hear are Mefody Jurisprudence, the town s alcoholic intellectual Father Ioann, a Russian priest Kara Musayev the Younger, the chief of police and Umarali Moneybags, the old moneylender Their colorful lives offer a unique and comic picture of a little known land populated by outgoing Mullahs, incoming Bolsheviks, and a plethora of Uzbeks, Russians, Persians, Jews, Koreans, Tatars, and Gypsies At the heart of both the town and the novel stands the railway station a source of income and influence, and a connection to the greater world beyond the town Rich and picaresque, The Railway is highly sophisticated yet contains a naive delight in its storytelling, chronicling the dramatic changes felt throughout Central Asia in the early th century.

  • Paperback
  • 336
  • The Railway
  • Hamid Ismailov
  • English
  • 06 May 2018
  • 0099466139

About the Author: Hamid Ismailov

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10 thoughts on “The Railway

  1. Harry Rutherford Harry Rutherford says:

    Paperback é The Railway PDF ✓ railway ebok, The RailwayThe Railway ePUBHaving set myself the modest enough goal for 2010 of reading a fewbooks for the Read The World challenge than I did in 2009 I m already behind schedule We re into March and I ve only just finished my first Ho hum The Railway translated by Robert Chandler is my book from Uzbekistan I was slightly peeved when I received the book to read in the author bio that Hamid Ismailov was actually born in Kirghizstan, but his Uzbek credentials appear to be otherwise impeccable His parents were j Having set myself the modest enough goal for 2010 of reading a fewbooks for the Read The World challenge than I did in 2009 I m already behind schedule We re into March and I ve only just finished my first Ho hum The Railway translated by Robert Chandler is my book from Uzbekistan I was slightly peeved whe

  2. Val Val says:

    Paperback é The Railway PDF ✓ railway ebok, The RailwayThe Railway ePUBThe Railway is both a confusing and a delightful book There are a lot of characters from a lot of different ethnic groups it spans several years in a non chronological way it has the odd history lesson or maybe just a legend thrown in from time to time it has mystical meditations on the meaning of life and God Allah and man, which are very seriously meant, and some communist tenets which are probably not it has a few trains The various characters may leave and then may or may not come The Railway is both a confusing and a delightful book There are a lot of characters from a lot of d

  3. Giuz Giuz says:

    Paperback é The Railway PDF ✓ railway ebok, The RailwayThe Railway ePUBRounded up to 4 stars There s a lot to like and a lot to labouriously chew and ultimately give up on digesting People without so

  4. Sirin Sirin says:

    Paperback é The Railway PDF ✓ railway ebok, The RailwayThe Railway ePUBThis one started out confusing mostly because of the vast number of characters and the seemingly unrelated stories , but grew on me It is probably harder to follow if you know less about Muslim cultures and Russian Soviet culture, yet its a delightful ly weird book.

  5. Zoe Brooks Zoe Brooks says:

    Paperback é The Railway PDF ✓ railway ebok, The RailwayThe Railway ePUBThis review first appeared on the Magic Realism Books blog I told you that I have developed a liking for Russian magic realism Yes, I think I have And now I can add that I also enjoy magic realism from Uzbekistan, the now independent state which was part of the former Soviet Union Hamid Ismailov is clearly in the tradition of Russian satirical magic realism that I admire so much in Bulgakov and Gogol, but this is combined with the traditions of Mu

  6. Baklavahalva Baklavahalva says:

    Paperback é The Railway PDF ✓ railway ebok, The RailwayThe Railway ePUBYes, it s extremely postcolonial magical realist, which means you can expect tears to destroy cinema carpets, people to be able to remove shadows, enormous penises to bring down a fence, and similar things, while the characters invoke Communist leaders and Allah Everyone s fighting for their own personal interest, absolutely willing to have their adversaries, whether politicians, musicians, or bazaar sellers, sent to Gulag Almost everybody at some point in this book gets sent to a labor camp Yes, it s extremely postcolonial magical realist, which means you can expect tears to dest

  7. Heather Heather says:

    Paperback é The Railway PDF ✓ railway ebok, The RailwayThe Railway ePUBI wanted to like this book a lotthan I did The novel takes place in Uzbekistan, and features a huge, diverse cast of characters, representatives from the many ethnic groups in the area I found the first part to be funny and poignant with a meandering but engaging voice Each of the characters has a nickname reflective of a defining characteristic, such as Opok Lovely or Umarali Moneybags, which definitely helped with remembering them also useful is an appendix at the end of the boo

  8. Aaron Duhwit Aaron Duhwit says:

    Paperback é The Railway PDF ✓ railway ebok, The RailwayThe Railway ePUBa book of intersecting stories of a cast of dozens in a soviet uzbek town, with humourous, sad, disturbing, and biting anecdotes of life before and during communism in now uzbekistan.occasionally, though increasingly, i d lose the thread of the thing the cast of characters became difficult for me to keep track of, and certain motivations, insinuations, and allusions were lost on me orlikely just went over my head but i like Ismailov s voice, and the initiation to a small place, with a a book of intersecting stories of a cast of dozens in a soviet uzbek town, with humourous, sad, disturbing, and biting anecdotes of life before and during communism in now uzbekistan.occasion

  9. Ee Cheng Ooi Ee Cheng Ooi says:

    Paperback é The Railway PDF ✓ railway ebok, The RailwayThe Railway ePUBA difficult book to read One that I ll return to in greater detail some day.

  10. Alexis Lavail Alexis Lavail says:

    Paperback é The Railway PDF ✓ railway ebok, The RailwayThe Railway ePUBCould not finish the book I felt confused all along, as each story does not stitch much with each other

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