Shamara and Other Stories by Svetlana Vasilenko
(Writings from an Unbound Europe)

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This collection features Svetlana Vasilenko's novel Little Fool, nominated for the Russian Booker Prize. Rich in folklore, legend, and history, the story follows the transformation of Ganna, a girl from the Volga shores, into a modern-day Madonna. Also included are the novella "Shamara" and several short stories, including the acclaimed "Going After Goat Antelopes."
 

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Published December 25, 1999 by Northwestern University Press. 245 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Vasilenko's collection of urgent and politically suggestive short stories and two novellas covers the spiritually and geographically vast terrain of contemporary Russia. These seven tales were rendere

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The book concludes with the remarkable Booker-nominated short novel ""Little Fool,"" the epic tale of a girl named Ganna, commonly considered deaf and insane because of her silent and often quizzical manner.

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