A novel by Anya Ulinich.
Ulinich was born in 1973 and immigrated to the United States at the age of 17. Some of her peers in the most recent wave of post-Soviet writing include Ellen Litman, whose The Last Chicken in America (2007) is set among immigrants in a Pittsburgh neighborhood, Squirrel Hill; Sana Krasikov, whose first collection of stories is titled One More Year (2008); Irina Reyn, whose What Happened to Anna K (2008) rewrites Tolstoy's classic among Russian and Bukharan immigrants in Queens; and Keith Gessen, whose first novel is All the Sad Young Literary Men (2008). Ulinich's title derives from a poem by Osip Mandelstam, the great Russian Jewish poet who died in the gulag; his complete. Poems were published in English translation in 1973.
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