I've previously mentioned this title, Ice, by Vladimir Sorokin. I just found out it's the first installment in a projected trilogy, to be released by NYRB (somebody go give them a pat on the back for doing a very good job, please). Sorokin himself apparently is known outside of Russia for his clashes with conservative groups over the last several years - but until now, very little of his particular brand of gritty satire has been available to English-language readers.
I still have the book on reserve. Will purchase it next week and hopefully read it soon.
My TBR pile aspires to the heights of the Tower of Babel.
There's more write-up on Ice in The Moscow Times.
News via Literary Saloon - still doing the world a favour by expanding our minds to literature beyond our own borders.