A. Huli, the heroine of Victor Pelevin's latest book, is beautiful, slender and curiously foxlike. She lives in Moscow and works as a classy prostitute in the city's premier hotels. But when a client goes inexplicably and fatally berserk at the sight of her in his luxury suite, A. Huli has to leave in a hurry. She decides to explore new avenues and places an ad on the internet - and that's when the trouble really starts.Victor Pelevin's new work of fiction is both a supernatural love story and an outrageously funny satirical portrait of modern Russia. With all his characteristic humour and metaphysical ambition Pelevin cheerfully tackles the major spiritual, scientific and moral challenges of our modern world - even as he introduces us to an unforgettable cast of perverts, former KGB agents, oil tycoons and amorous werewolves.
Victor Pelevin has established a reputation as one of the most audacious of the younger generation of Russian writers. He has been selected by the New Yorker as one of the 'Best European Writers Under 35' and by the Observer as one of the 21 Writers for the 21st Century'.