FICTION: Soviet Caesars and State RaincoatsBy Kseniya Melnik
On the heels of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall comes a new translation of one of the most beloved and quotable Russian classicsThe Golden Calf by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov.
EVERYTHING WHERE?By Kseniya Melnik
The characters in Justin Taylors first book of fiction, a collection of 16 short stories entitled Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever, are plagued by the familiar maladies of modern Americas youth. While most of these stories dont break new ground in terms of subject matter, they are often cringingly relatable and, in a few instances, shine with tenderness, humor, and genuine insight.
The Letter from DeathBy Kseniya Melnik
Dear Death, Ive read your letter. Thank you for taking time to write us humans. Given whats going on in the world, the timing is perfect.