Natasha and Other Stories

Natasha and Other Stories

Book - 2004
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A dazzling debut, and a publishing phenomenon: the tender, savagely funny collection from a young immigrant who has taken the critics by storm. Few readers had heard of David Bezmozgis before May 2003, when "Harper's, Zoetrope, "and" The New Yorker" all printed stories from his forthcoming collection. In the space of a few weeks, America thus met the Bermans--Bella and Roman and their son, Mark--Russian Jews who have fled the Riga of Brezhnev for Toronto, the city of their dreams. Told through Mark's eyes, the stories in Natasha possess a serious wit and uniquely Jewish perspective that recall the first published stories of Bernard Malamud and Philip Roth, not to mention the recent work of Jhumpa Lahiri, Nathan Englander, and Adam Haslett.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperFlamingoCanada, c2004
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780002005685
Branch Call Number: FIC Bezmo 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 147 p


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Aug 27, 2013

I hope this author continues writing. I've read both his currently published works and loved both. Each concerns Russian Jews leaving the country and settling elsewhere in the world, searching for a place of peace where they can raise their families. The culture clash that ensues adds flavor to his stories.

May 02, 2012

Short stories. First book. Some good stories, but repetitive. Recommend "The Free World" instead.

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