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By David Shrayer-Petrov (David Shraer-Petrov),Maxim D. Shrayer

The robust voice of David Shrayer-Petrov's immigrant fiction blends Russian, Jewish, and American traditions. gathering an autobiographical novel and 3 brief tales, "Autumn in Yalta" brings jointly the achievements of the good Russian masters Chekhov and Nabokov and the magisterial Jewish and American storytellers Bashevis Singer and Malamud. Shrayer-Petrov's fiction examines the forces and contradictions of affection via assorted ethnic, spiritual, and social lenses. Set in Stalinist Russia, the unconventional "Strange Danya Rayev" revolves round the wartime reviews of a Jewish Russian boy evacuated from his besieged local Leningrad to a distant village within the Ural Mountains. within the identify tale "Autumn in Yalta", the idealistic protagonist, Dr. Samoylovich, is shipped to a Siberian legal camp due to his ill-fated love for Polechka, a tuberculosis sufferer. In "The Love of Akira Watanabe" once more unrequited love is the focal point of the primary personality, a displaced jap professor at a brand new England university.
A fishing excursion and an previous Jewish recipe make for a shock finishing in Carp for the Gefilte Fish, a story of a childless couple from Belarus and their American employers. within the culture of different physician-writers, equivalent to Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams, Shrayer-Petrov's prose is marked by way of analytical exactitude and passionate humanism. Love and reminiscence, twin id, and the event of exile are the manager components.

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