Expulsion & Other Stories

Expulsion & Other Stories

Book - 2015
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Expulsion consists of two parts: a group of short stories and one novella. But the main protagonists share one thing: they are all women coming of age, whether in post-Stalinist Russia (where the short stories are set), or in Vancouver (where the novella is set). In the short stories, set in post-Stalinist Russia, the women are confronted by dictatorship's mundane face -- a minor bureaucrat, a school teacher, a doctor. Nobody spells out the rules of survival to the young girls and women, yet each learns to play -- or pays the price, that of facing "expulsion". The novella "Face" shares a similar motif of expulsion but takes the reader to a different place -- modern Vancouver.
Publisher: Toronto : Guernica Editions, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781550719451
Branch Call Number: FIC SS
Characteristics: xii, 259 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Expulsion and other stories


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Sep 11, 2017

I needed to read this book... As an immigrant, I often forget where I came from and how much my life has changed... I appreciate the style and sensitivity of the author, which reminds me the best of Russian literature. It is inspiring to see a non-native English speaker to produce very unique, brave pieces and succeed as a writer.

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