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Aetherial worlds : stories / Tatyana Tolstaya ; translated from the Russian by Anya Migdal.

Tolstai͡a, Tatʹi͡ana, 1951- (author.). Migdal, Anya, (translator.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch FICTION TOLS (Text) 39391006906554 Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC TOL (Text) 37323005386654 FICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524732776
  • Physical Description: vii, 241 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
20/20 -- Aspic -- Smoke and shadows -- Passing through -- A young lady in bloom -- Nowhere -- Father -- The invisible maiden -- The square -- Judith with the sword -- Aetherial worlds -- Doors and demons -- Without -- Faraway lands -- Official nationality -- Swedenborg -- The window -- See the reverse.
Summary, etc.:
"Ordinary realities and yearnings to transcend them lead to miraculous other worlds in this...collection of stories. A woman's deceased father appears in her dreams with clues about the afterlife; a Russian professor in a small American town constructs elaborate fantasies during her cigarette break; a man falls in love with a marble statue as his marriage falls apart; a child glimpses heaven through a stained-glass window...These tales, about politics, identity, love, and loss, cut to the core of the Russian psyche, even as they lay bare human universals. Tolstaya's characters--seekers all--are daydreaming children, lonely adults, dislocated foreigners in unfamiliar lands. Whether contemplating the strategic complexities of delivering telegrams in Leningrad or the meditative melancholy of holiday aspic, vibrant inner lives and the grim elements of existence are registered in equally sharp detail in a starkly bleak but sympathetic vision of life on earth"--WorldCat.
Subject: Short stories, Russian > 20th century > Translations into English.
Genre: Short stories.

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