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Rasskazy New Fiction from a New Russia

ISBN-10: 0982053908

ISBN-13: 9780982053904

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jeff Parker, Mikhal Lossel, Francine Prose

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Tin House Books, LLC
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 375
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Mikhail Lossel was born in Leningrad, USSR, where he belonged to a circle of underground ("samizdat") writers. He immigrated to the United States in 1986 and is currently the coordinator of the creative writing program of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. The author of Every Hunter Wants to Know (W.W. Norton), a collection of stories, and coeditor of Amerika: Russian Writers View the United States (Dalkey Archive), his fiction has been translated into several languages and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, and Stanford University. In 1998 he founded Summer Literary Seminars, Inc.--one of the world's largest international literary conferences: www.sumlitsem.org.

Francine Prose was born on April 1, 1947. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968. She received the PEN Translation Prize in 1988 and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1991. Francine Prose novel The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical with the same title by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. It ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City in the fall of 2007. Prose has served as president of PEN American Center, a New York City based literary society of writers, editors, and translators that works to advance literature in 2007 and 2008. Prose novel, Blue Angel, a satire about sexual harassment on college campuses, was a finalist for the National Book Award. One of her novels, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. In 2014 her title Lovers at the Chameleon Club - Paris 1932, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Foreword
Introduction
They Talk
A Potential Customer
Bregovich's Sixth Journey
Have Mercy, Your Majesty Fish
History
Drill and Song Day
Richeva
Nuclear Spring
The Diesel Stop
Why the Sky Doesn't Fall
More Elderly Person
The Pleshcheyev Lake Monster
Spit
The Unbelievable and Tragic History of Misha Shtrikov and his Cruel Wife
Between Summer and Fall
Russian Halloween
It All Depends on Who you Believe
Rules
The Seventh Toast to Snails
D.O.B.
The Killer and His Litter Friend
One Your in Paradise