Snow in May
2 journalers for this copy...
This book's a collection of short stories set in a small Siberian port town (where the author was born), and features some keen looks at life in Russia from the '70s to the '90s. There are bleak aspects and funny ones, with people living under difficult conditions - the descriptions of the waiting-in-line for goods, presented as "of course we have to do it this way", really brought some of the privations home to me. There are characters leading their own inner lives, and those caught up with the lives of family or (sometimes too-close) neighbors. Later tales touch on life as an immigrant in America, with its own perspective on the changes of power in Russia. Quite the collection!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I left this book on a bench overlooking the Nubble Lighthouse on this bright, cool day. Hope someone enjoys the book!
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*** Released for the 2020 Tick Tock challenge. ***
*** Released for the 2020 Keep Them Moving challenge. ***