By Dmitri Birman, Antonina W. Bouis, Bela Shayevich

ISBN-10: 1936274353

ISBN-13: 9781936274352

ISBN-10: 1936274361

ISBN-13: 9781936274369

Alphabet of mask is a suite of brief tales and poems written on a cellphone. it really is an inventive foray into the modern day Russian adventure. Dmitri Birman indicates us how state-of-the-art Russians straddle their Soviet previous and their capitalist destiny which will live to tell the tale. The tales are wry, funny, and sexually frank; the poems lyrical and elegiac concerning the narrator and his pals. The anti-Semitic truth of faculty bullies and armed forces conscription, the adolescent longing for classmates and instructing assistants, the Soviet dream of worldwide trip and comfort consumption—all are a part of the booklet, whereas the poetry resonates as adaptations on a subject matter. Dmitri Birman grew to become a brand new Russian businessman after Communism fell. A prize-winning poet, he's a member of the Russian PEN.

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I walked proudly out of the kitchen, went back to my roomall of 86 square feetand started mulling it over. After some hard thinking, I settled on the Restaurant Moscow. First, I liked the sound of it. Second, it was in the middle of town. It was there, moreover, at the Moscowa restaurant with a name that was typical not just in farflung provincial cities throughout the vast expanses of the USSR but in the capital of our Great Motherland itselfthat they served up a dish with the bewitching name of stroganina, what the Italians call carpaccio: delicate slivers of meat.

The rest was like a dream. Elegant Vadim Nikolayevich. His words, loud for everyone and whispered for her. His hand Alphabet of Masks 21 on her trembling thigh. His scent, which made her head spin. Their dance—how she felt him! She frowned in dismay when Dima, blushing and stammering, gave her a present. It was wrapped in silver paper and tied with a gold ribbon. Coco stuffed it into her purse, turned away from Dima, and concentrated on the main thing. The main thing was her endless joy knowing that the new year would bring her happiness.

At the end, they bowed to enthusiastic applause and approached Table 1, and Coco recognized Kostya, her smile freezing on her face. Kostya had been her partner once. Also, he was her daughter‘s father. She had not heard a word about him in six years. Kostya recognized her, too, and smiled. It was that smile that made her fall in love him then. 22 Alphabet of Masks Later… When she was pregnant and could not perform anymore, he fell in love with his new partner, decided to go pro, and left the city.

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