A Russian Immigrant
Join us to celebrate the publication of "A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas," the new book by BC Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, translingual author and translator Maxim D. Shrayer. This reading and discussion is moderated by BC Professor of English, author Andrew Sofer.
Simon Reznikov, the Boston-based immigrant protagonist of this collection of interconnected novellas, is restless. Set in Providence, New Haven and Boston, but also in places of the main character’s pilgrimages such as Estonia and Bohemia, Shrayer’s “A Russian Immigrant” weaves together a literary manifesto of Russian Jews in America.
“Forget all the slapstick, Moscow-on-the-Hudson, burlesque treatments of Jewish Russian émigré life you've ever read. If you want the honest, beautifully rendered, and deeply compelling truth about what it's like to be a Russian immigrant in America, these three braided novellas by the very talented Maxim D. Shrayer are all you need.” ―Eileen Pollack, author of The Bible of Dirty Jokes
A book signing and reception will follow the reading Free and open to the public Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures
For more information, please contact: Korina Tazbir, firstname.lastname@example.org, (617) 552-3910
Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Devlin Hall, 101
Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467