One More Year review

one-more-yearTwo of the stories in this collection have been featured in The New Yorker, so I was excited when I saw a review copy of One More Year by Sana Krasikov arrive in the mail.  These tales of Russian and Georgian immigrants hoping for better lives through love in its myriad muddied forms are honest and unflinching.  Arranged marriages, affairs, and acceptance are commonplace as Krasikov accurately portrays the challenges of women who seek refuge in the attention and arms of all types of men, from the insolent to the impotent.  Although culturally-specific, these stories of love fostered and squandered resonate across international borders.  Krasikov, who has drawn comparisons to Jhumpa Lahiri and ZZ Packer, belongs to the same bilingual and bicultural class as Lara Vapnyar and Anya Ulinich.

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One Response to “One More Year review”

  1. […] 27, 2009 · No Comments Congratulations to Sana Krasikov, author of One More Year (see review on 12/5/08), who won the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish […]

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