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And around a tenement building in Ukraine shortly before and just after the fall of the USSR It s at turns heartbreaking and darkly humorous with a touch of surreal beauty I love that the characters show up over multiple stories and through different surreal beauty I love that the characters show up over multiple stories and through different periods interconnected but never uite part of a single narrative It s also fascinating to see how they grow and change and what they have to do to survive in a crumbling infrastructure I can t recommend this highly nough for anyone interested in the time period or just well written shorts stories Warning You may get attached to these ordinary people in these seemingly outlandish situations I had high hopes for Good Citizens Need Not Fear a series of interconnected stories set in or near an apar. He Soviet Union But ven as the benighted denizens of 1933 Ivansk Street weather the official neglect of the increasingly powerless authorities they devise ingenious ways to surviveIn Bone Music an agoraphobic recluse survives by selling contraband LPs Bone Music an agoraphobic recluse survives by selling contraband LPs the vinyl grooves of illegal Western records into stolen X ray film A delusional secret service agent in Letter of. ,

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For fans of the magical realism bordering on horror la Carmen Maria Machado and the bittersweet absurdism of Etgar Keret and Gary Shteyngart The stories in this collection are linked absurdism of Etgar Keret and Gary Shteyngart The stories in this collection are linked not in an obnoxious way and leave you truly wondering where ach character New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood ended up Read the stories in Part One Novostro ka Little Rabbit Letter of Apology Bone Music and Miss USSR I liked them but I didn t feel gripped or moved and ran out of interest in continuing Crucially I didn t care for Zaya Little Rabbit and Miss USSR my least favourites centre on her and a scan of the rest of the stories confirms her character is a strong connecting threadReview copy via Edelweiss Good Citizens Need Not Fear is an absolutely fantastic collection of short stories set in. A brilliant and bitingly funny collection of stories united around a single crumbling apartment building in UkraineA bureaucratic glitch omits anntire building along with its residents from municipal records So begins Reva's darkly hilarious Anthony Doerr intertwined narratives nine #stories that span the chaotic years leading up to and immediately following the fall of #that span the chaotic years leading up to and immediately following the fall of ,
Good Citizens Need Not FearTment building in Ukraine appears on no government maps The possibilities for simultaneous humor and things to chew was nticing no government maps The possibilities for simultaneous humor and things to chew on was nticing this was a good book just not as good a book as I d hopedThe was a good book just not as good a book as I d hopedThe stories work as stand alones but also fit together neatly The writing style is direct clear and at times whimsical The book makes delightful use of occasional unusual illustrations that feel like little treats scattered about for readers to discoverI think the main reason I didn t fall wildly in love with this book is that it reminded me of but did not compare successfully with Anthony Marra s The Tsar of Love and Techno Marra s book was less humorous than Good Citizens so they don t occupy xactly the same reading niche Depending on indiv. Apology becomes convinced he's being covertly recruited to guard Lenin's tomb just as his parents not seen since he was a small child supposedly were Weaving the narratives together is the unforgettable chameleon like Zaya a cleft lipped orphan in Little Rabbit a beauty pageant crasher in Miss USSR a sadist for hire to the Eastern Bloc's newly minted oligarchs in Homecomi. ,

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