From Brazil comes a slim novel told in a unique writing style. The style evokes a dreamlike, wistful state. As if it were possible to distill life’s complexities into the simplicity of the way things are, when you are who you are. As, of course, it is. The protagonist, Raimundo, is forced to escape from his home in rural Brazil....
Here is a classic author who straddled two cultures that today are in conflict. Two distinctive worlds—Ukraine and Russia—are brought together in one book, The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. (I am excited to announce that, after going on a nonfiction spree, I have begun reading fiction again.) Nikolai Gogol, a master of...
This is a true story. I have an amazing handyman. He’s the best handyman in my city. I’d even venture to say he’s the best handyman in the Washington, DC, area. In fact, heck—I’d choose him over anyone on earth, for building and fixing shit on my property, ’cause I trust him. He built me a chicken coop. He built...
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