Victor Pelevin's unforgettable first novel, Omon Ra, is the story of a young man who always dreamt of becoming the ultimate Russian hero, a cosmonaut in the mould of Yuri Gagarin. Enrolling as a cadet at the Zaraisk flying school, it is not long before he is chosen to be the sole pilot of a mission - to the dark side of the moon.'An inventive comedy as black as outer space itself. Makes The Right Stuff look like a NASA handout.' Tibor Fischer

Omon Ra 1998, New Directions Publishing Corporation, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780811213646

Trade paperback

Omon Ra 1998, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571177981


Mass-market paperback

Omon Ra 1996, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374225926

American edition