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Publisher Description

The first English-language collection of a contemporary Russian master of the short story, who has been profiled in The New Yorker

Maxim Osipov, who lives and practices medicine in a town 90 miles outside Moscow, is one of Russia’s best contemporary writers. In the tradition of Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams, he draws on his experiences in medicine to write stories of great subtlety and striking insight. Osipov’s fiction presents a nuanced, collage-like portrait of life in provincial Russia - its tragedies, frustrations, and moments of humble beauty and inspiration. The 12 stories in this volume depict doctors, actors, screenwriters, teachers, entrepreneurs, local political bosses, and common criminals whose paths intersect in unpredictable yet entirely natural ways: in sickrooms, classrooms, administrative offices, and on trains and in planes. Their encounters lead to disasters, major and minor epiphanies, and - on occasion - the promise of redemption.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
DG
Daniel Gamburg
LENGTH
11:10
hr min
RELEASED
2020
January 28
PUBLISHER
Blackstone Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
511.4
MB