- yury girin
Fifteen stories from Russias greatest city. A writer recalls his time in an infamous high-security prison, a woman amazes her friends with her supernatural gift for repairing household devices, a pitiful lost dog joins a Moscow circus... Through these varied and intriguing tales, whose authors range from Chekhov to Yury Koval, Larisa Miller and Marina Boroditskaya, we travel from the city centre to the outer rings, to desolate estates, dachas, and tumbledown shacks. This volume of stories, many of which have never been translated before, is a vivid portrait of life in Russias capital from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century.