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

The strong 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 varied ethnic, non secular, and social lenses. Set in Stalinist Russia, the unconventional "Strange Danya Rayev" revolves round the wartime studies of a Jewish Russian boy evacuated from his besieged local Leningrad to a distant village within the Ural Mountains. within the name tale "Autumn in Yalta", the idealistic protagonist, Dr. Samoylovich, is distributed to a Siberian felony camp as a result of his ill-fated love for Polechka, a tuberculosis sufferer. In "The Love of Akira Watanabe" once more unrequited love is the point of interest of the vital 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, similar to Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams, Shrayer-Petrov's prose is marked via analytical exactitude and passionate humanism. Love and reminiscence, twin identification, and the adventure of exile are the executive components.

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