The Day Lasts More than a Hundred Years
By revered Kyrgyz novelist Chingiz Aitmatov, the greatest novel ever written set in Kazakhstan. It is at once a description of Kazakh culture and the hard life in the steppes, a crushing indictment of Soviet policy, a science-fiction story, and a book that makes you think about life.
Set in the vast windswept Central Asian steppes and the infinite reaches of galactic space, this powerful novel offers a vivid view of the culture and values of the former Soviet Union’s Central Asian peoples.
“… a rewarding book.” -Times Literary Supplement