Dead Souls is a novel by Nikolai Gogol. The purpose of the novel was to demonstrate the flaws and faults of the Russian mentality and character. Gogol masterfully portrayed those defects through Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov (the main character) and the people whom he encounters in his endeavours. These people are typical of the Russian middle-class of the time. Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death.
This mapping installation takes us through the city of "NN" and all of its key characters.