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Ivan and Misha: Stories

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 216 Nombre de pages
Informationen zum Autor Michael Alenyikov's short stories have appeared in Canada's "Descant, "the "Georgia Review, New York Stori... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Michael Alenyikov's short stories have appeared in Canada's "Descant, "the "Georgia Review, New York Stories, "and the "James White Review, "and have been anthologized in "Best Gay Stories 2008 "and "Tartts Four: Incisive Fiction from Emerging Writers." His essays have appeared in the "Gay & Lesbian Review." He was a MacDowell Fellow in 2004-5, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007. Raised in New York City, Alenyikov has worked as a bookstore clerk, a clinical psychologist, a cab driver, an interactive media writer, and a consultant. He lives in San Francisco. Klappentext The linked stories in this powerful debut by Michael Alenyikov swirl around the titular fraternal twins and their father, Louie, as they make their way from the oppressive world of Soviet-era Kiev to the frenetic world of New York City in the late nineties and early aughts. Ivan, like his father, is a natural seducer and gambler who always has a scheme afoot between fares in his cab and stints in Bellevue for his bipolar disorder. Misha, more haunted than his brother by the death of their mother after their birth, is ostensibly the voice of reason. Socially adrift, father and sons search for meaning in their divergent romantic relationships. Louie embarks on a traditional heterosexual dating relationship late in life, while Ivan is sexually opportunistic and omnivorous, and Misha, a young gay man, is torn between his family and the prospect of a committed relationship. The brothers' search for connection leads them through a multitude of subcultures, all depicted in vivid detail. An evocative and frank exploration of identity, loss, dislocation, and sexuality, "Ivan and Misha "marks the arrival of a unique, authentic voice.

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The linked stories in this powerful debut by Michael Alenyikov swirl around the titular fraternal twins and their father, Louie, as they make their way from the oppressive world of Soviet-era Kiev to the frenetic world of New York City in the late nineties and early aughts. Ivan, like his father, is a natural seducer and gambler who always has a scheme afoot between fares in his cab and stints in Bellevue for his bipolar disorder. Misha, more haunted than his brother by the death of their mother after their birth, is ostensibly the voice of reason. Socially adrift, father and sons search for meaning in their divergent romantic relationships. Louie embarks on a traditional heterosexual dating relationship late in life, while Ivan is sexually opportunistic and omnivorous, and Misha, a young gay man, is torn between his family and the prospect of a committed relationship. The brothers' search for connection leads them through a multitude of subcultures, all depicted in vivid detail. An evocative and frank exploration of identity, loss, dislocation, and sexuality, "Ivan and Misha "marks the arrival of a unique, authentic voice.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Ivan and Misha: Stories
Sous-titre: Stories
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780810127180
ISBN: 978-0-8101-2718-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Northwestern Univ Pr
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 216
Poids: 263g
Taille: H216mm x B138mm x T15mm
Année: 2010
Auflage: New