White Walls

White Walls

Collected Stories

eBook - 2007
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Angels, imaginary friends, near-saints, shades and ber-ogres fall to Earth among ordinary Russians and routinely succeed in whetting the imagination in this sparkling collection from Tolstoy's great-grandniece, a longtime New Yorker fiction contributor. In "The Circle," Vassily Mikailovich (Tolstaya wryly leaves him without a surname) turns 60 and finds little behind or ahead of him, despite meeting the ghost of former lover Isolde.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2007
ISBN: 9781681371726
1681371723
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (404 pages)
Language Note: Translated from the Russian
Additional Contributors: Gambrell, Jamey
Bouis, Antonina W.

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Jaime_Bravo Jul 16, 2015

A flawless mixture of the absurd and the everyday all written with staggeringly beautiful prose.

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deathbird
Sep 12, 2011

The short stories in this collection are written exceptionally. I still go back and reread them on occasion.

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