Set in post-Gorbachev Moscow, A Ring in a Case is the first novel to explore the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of Russia after perestroika. Helium Revolverovich Serious, a specialist in scientific atheism, begins to doubt his lack of belief in God when he becomes plagued by demons. His meditations reflect the philosophical questions posed throughout Russian literature and illuminate the collapse of Russian society.

A Ring in a Case 1995, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810111387