Published by: Czech Republic - Svet sovetu (1968), Estonia - Perioodika (1967), France - Les Editeurs Francais Reunis (1972), Germany - Volk und Welt (1968), Piper (1973), Verlag der Nation (1984), Hungary - Magveto (1968), Poland - Iskry (1971), Japan - Gunzosha (1985), Italy - Sellerio di Giorgianni (1988), Latvia - Liesma (1968), The Netherlands - Van Oorschot (1980), Slovakia - Obzor (1967), Sweden - AWE/Geber (1977), Romania - Colectia Meridiane (1968), Turkey - Hurriyet (1974), USA - ARDIS (1975), Overlook Press (2015)
Sozvezdie kozlotura (variously translated as "The Goatibex Constellation," "The Constellation of the Goat-Buffalo," and "Constellation of Capritaurus") is written from the point of view of a young newspaperman who returns to his native Abkhazia, joins the staff of a local newspaper, and is caught up in the publicity campaign for a newly produced farm animal, a cross between a goat and a West Caucasian tur (Capra...
Rights sold: Italy – Voland, Fanucci (magazine rights), France - Verdie, World English - Dalkey Archive Press
A magical realism masterpiece, this family saga is populated by surrealist characters, and narrated with a spicy and clownish language. A mysterious race of a greedy tribe leaded by a bizarre patriarch with a heroic past, all inhabiting the unexplored depths of a house as big as the world. Otroshenko's quirky and cute characters move, peck, amuse one another as if they were puppets of papier mâché, engaged in phantasmagoric adventures, enchanting and exhilarating. Otroshenko makes the entire history of mankind and of Russia to repeat itself endlessly, in concentric circles out of time and space.