This collection of stories centers on a cast of characters living in an apartment complex in Ukraine. Five talented narrators share the task of conveying the dry humor and surreal satirical atmosphere of author Maria Reva's five stories set before the fall of the USSR, and four that take place after. While the narrators alternate in performing the stories, they are all consistently well paced and occasionally sardonic in their delivery, some with a light accent. The stories range from "Novoströika" to "Homecoming," and include intermittent appearances by the enigmatic Zaya, who progresses from an orphan and beauty pageant crasher to a sadist for hire. This collection is an intriguing look at the USSR's sweeping impact on the lives of individuals. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593169490 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593169506 $57.00
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