"Dostoyevsky, the quintessential “noir” writer. His novels are so structured as to lead to scenes of visceral horror that move like ripples across a dark, deep pond. Yet, they are also novels of ideas, and these ideas are astonishingly contemporary"—Joyce Carol Oates
With the same suppleness, energy, and range of voices that won their translation of The Brothers Karamazov the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, Pevear and Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky's classic novel that presents a clear insight into this astounding psychological thriller. "The best (translation) currently available"--Washington Post Book World.