Tablet Magazine has published an excerpt from Maxim D. Shrayer’s new book, A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas. The book is upcoming September, 2019 from Cherry Orchard Books (gotta love the name of the press) and is already available for preorder.
The novellas feature episodes from the life of Simon Reznikov, a young Soviet Jewish man who immigrates to the United States with his parents and studies literature in New England. How will his future turn out? He can’t see the next turn his life will take ahead of time, yet, once that turn comes, there are ways in which it has been completely predictable.