Let's Put the Future Behind Us In this satirical romp through post-Soviet Russia, Jack Womack describes a world of petty bureaucrats, shameless opportunists, and full-blown mafiosi. The initially sluggish plot takes… Comic Novels Fiction
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Let's Put the Future Behind Us

Details Writer: Jack Womack; Genres: Comic Novels, Fiction

In this satirical romp through post-Soviet Russia, Jack Womack describes a world of petty bureaucrats, shameless opportunists, and full-blown mafiosi. The initially sluggish plot takes off when Max Borodin — a businessman who fabricates documents for all kinds of official nonsense — enters into a shady business deal that endangers his life, his wife, his mistress, and his business. Let's Put the Future Behind Us is a hypodermic depiction of capitalism run amok at the hands of slaphappy ex-Communists. B+

Originally posted Jun 07, 1996 Published in issue #330 Jun 07, 1996 Order article reprints