so many voices, moods, temperaments, takes.
Life Stories lives up to its title: it's a life-enhancing compendium,
full of variety and color, humor, sadness,
and – in the best Russian tradition – wisdom."
A novelist catches up with his future... a president is under house arrest after setting off a nuclear war... an off-planet skipper leads a hunt for a mysterious life-giving creature... a single mother protects her disabled son... a man finds serenity in his vacation-emptied city... a woman looks for love in silence... a thunderstorm turns lives upside down... an oligarch makes a unexpected career change... a detective solves a murder and doesn’t like what he finds... a family copes with Russia’s medieval future... a traveler grapples with Pushkin’s killer... a disaffected son mourns his mother...
Masterfully translated by some of the best Russian-English translators working today, these tales reassert the power of Russian literature to affect readers of all cultures in profound and lasting ways.
Best of all, 100% of the profits from the sale of this book will go to benefit Russian hospice—not-for-profit care for fellow human beings who are nearing the end of their own life stories.
- all royalties waived
- all translation fees waived
- 100% of profits to the cause
The translators who gave of their time and talent are: Alexei Bayer, Michele Berdy, Liv Bliss, Lise Brody, Nora Favorov, Anne O. Fisher, Deborah Hoffman, Marcia Karp, Michael Katz, Peter Morley, Susanna Nazarova, Anna Razumnaya-Seluyanova, Paul E. Richardson, Marian Schwartz, Bela Shayevich and Nina Shevchuk.
A nice review of the book by Lizok's Bookshelf.