Snow in May

Snow in May Kseniya Melnik S Snow In May Introduces A Cast Of Characters Bound By Their Relationship To The Port Town Of Magadan In Russia S Far East, A Former Gateway For Prisoners Assigned To Stalin S Forced Labor Camps Comprised Of A Surprising Mix Of Newly Minted Professionals, Ex Prisoners, Intellectuals, Musicians, And Faithful Party Workers, The Community Is Vibrant And Resilient And Life In Magadan Thrives Even Under The Cover Of Near Perpetual Snow By Blending History And Fable, Each Of Melnik S Stories Transports Us Somewhere Completely New A Married Magadan Woman Considers A Proposition From An Italian Footballer In 70s Moscow An Ailing Young Girl Visits A Witch Doctor S House Where Nothing Is As It Seems A Middle Aged Dance Teacher Is Entranced By A New Student S Raw Talent A Former Soviet Boss Tells His Granddaughter The Story Of A Thorny Friendship And A Woman In 1958 Jumps Into A Marriage With An Army Officer Far Too Soon.Weaving In And Out Of The Last Half Of The Twentieth Century, Snow In May Is An Inventive, Gorgeously Rendered, And Touching Portrait Of Lives Lived On The Periphery Where, Despite Their Isolation And Perhaps Because Of It The Most Seemingly Insignificant Moments Can Be Beautiful, Haunting, And Effervescent.

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Snow in May
  • Kseniya Melnik
  • English
  • 04 October 2018
  • 1627790071

10 thoughts on “Snow in May

  1. says:

    Snow In May was a special book for me Those stories of a far east Siberian town resonated with me on many levels There is a common ground, some shared experience of all those who lived in the Soviet Bloc during communism It s quite amazing how the themes and tropes would repeat itself thousands of miles away from Warsaw, somewhere at the end of the world And yet, the world behind the Iron Curtain was a unique experience, difficult to explain to outsiders but wordlessly recognizable to anyo Snow In May was a special book for me Those stories of a far east Siberian town resonated with me on many levels There is a common ground, some shared experienc...

  2. says:

    Welcome to Magadan, Russia Sarah Palin can see this from her house Though I had a real problem connecting with the last two stories in the book, most of these tales of life in a cold climate were wonderful Melnik explores universal topics like marriage, birth, divorce, death, love, hope, hatred and envy, while also touching on aspects of culture that are peculiar to Mother Russia I thoroughly enjoyed the first story in the collection, Love Italian Style, or In Line for Bananas Set in 1975, Welcome to Magadan, Russia Sarah Palin can see this from her house Though I had a real problem connecting with the last two stories in the book, most of these tales of life in a cold climate were wonderful Melnik explores universal topics like marriage, birth, divorce, death, love, hope, hatred and envy, while als...

  3. says:

    Snow in May is a beautiful collection of short stories, each one immersed in Russian culture, but each one also a deep look at various intriguing characters.

  4. says:

    In brief A collection of nine linked short stories about family, music, medicine, and the legacy of Stalinist oppression Most are set in the northeastern Russian town of Magadan, though America often provides a useful counterbalance Several stories focus on three female generations of one family, and it is a pleasure to spot the threads joining the narratives Russian music, proverbs, a...

  5. says:

    Thank you to Henry Holt and Co for letting me read this book in digital format Kseniya Melnik s beautiful Snow in May is an education in how history is routed, refracted, and reconciled inside the human heart In sonorous, evocative prose, the triumphs and tragedies of Magadan are vividly brought to life In 1890, Chekhov traveled to the Russian Far East had he made the journey a century later, and gone a little farther north, these stories may well have been the result Anthony MarraAbsolute Thank you to Henry Holt and Co for letting me read this book in digital format Kseniya Melnik s beautiful Snow in May is an education in how history is routed, refracted, and reconciled inside the human heart In sonorous, evocative prose, the triumphs and trag...

  6. says:

    Not so much a collection of short stories as an assemblage of linked events.Each segment is preceded simply by the year in which it takes place All are about people in or from Magadan, a harsh, cold and bleak city, former site of Stalin s gulags Each story feels like a glimpse into the past of a relative indeed, many of them are presented as someone telling of their past experiences The characters we gain these visions of are all connected related although it s not always immedia...

  7. says:

    As the author, I ve read this book one too many times, I d say I give myself 5 stars for the effort for all those missed hours of TV watching I seem to not have embarrassed my family too much with this book Onward

  8. says:

    There are quite a few stereotypes floating around Russia and its people Most times, this is a cartoon version of reality and there isthan meets the eye Kseniya Melnik debuts with a collection of Russian themed short stories which go beyond these images in, Snow in May Snow in May amasses a variety of stories based mostly in the city of Magadan closer to Alaska than any other Russian city These stories portray various characters, settings, and times during the twentieth century There are quite a few stereotypes floating around Russia and its people Most times, this is a cartoon version of reality and there isthan meets the eye Kseniya Melnik debuts with a collection of Russian themed short stories which go beyond these images in, Snow in May Snow in May amasses a variety of stories based mostly in the city of Magadan closer to Alas...

  9. says:

    Nine short stories linked to remote fishing port of Magadan also the former gateway to Stalin labor camps Colorful characters, history revealed through fable and lore Marriage, love, envy, all addressed in an affecting and sweeping manner Wonderful collection.

  10. says:

    A novel of linked, though at times the link is subtle, stories set in the Russian town of Magadan Magadan is the city that was the gateway for the Gulags, Stalin s notorious inhumane labor camps The stories weave through the last part of the twentieth century The settings are vivid and the sense of character is tangible The tone is very bleak, but the sense of place and time is outstanding.We can follow the characters thought the changing fates of the town and its people Even those characte A novel of linked, though at times the link is subtle, stories set in the Russian town of Magadan Magadan is the city that was the gateway for the Gulags, Stalin s notorious inhumane labor camps The stories weave through the last part of the tw...

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