33 Moments of Happiness: St. Petersburg Stories

By: Schulze, Ingo

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An intriguing, fabulously bizarre debut collection of short stories by prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze, author of Simple Stories."
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These thirty-three macabre, often comical short pieces revolve around moments of odd bliss-moments seized by characters who have found ways to conquer the bleakness of everyday life in the chaotic world of post-communist Russia.
Peopled by Mafia gunmen, desperate young prostitutes, bewildered foreign businessmen, and even a trio of hungry devils, the stories are by turns tragic and bleakly funny. From a sly retelling of the legend of St. Nicholas featuring a rich American named Nick, to a lavish gourmet feast in which the young female cook ends up as the main dish, these stories are above all playful and even surreal-and many of them are masterful tributes to Russian writers from Gogol to Nabokov.
Translated by John E. Woods.

Title: 33 Moments of Happiness: St. Petersburg Stories

Author Name: Schulze, Ingo

Categories: Short Stories (single author),

Publisher: Vintage:

ISBN Number: 0375700048

ISBN Number 13: 9780375700040

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780375700040

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