Petropolis

A novel by Anya Ulinich.

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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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Josh Lambert

Josh Lambert is Dorot Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and the author of American Jewish Fiction: A JPS Guide (2009).