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Natasha: And Other Stories (2004) [Collection]
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Told through Mark's eyes, and spanning the last twenty-three years, Natasha brings the Bermans and the Russian-Jewish enclaves of Toronto to life in stories full of big, desperate, utterly believable consequence. In "Tapka" six-year-old Mark's first experiments in English bring ruin and near tragedy to the neighbors upstairs. In "Roman Berman, Massage Therapist," Roman and Bella stake all their hopes for Roman's business on their first, humiliating dinner in a North American home. Later, in the title story, a stark, funny anatomy of first love, we witness Mark's sexual awakening at the hands of his fourteen-year-old cousin, a new immigrant from the New Russia. In "Minyan," Mark and his grandfather watch as the death of a tough old Odessan cabdriver sets off a religious controversy among the poor residents of a Jewish old-folks' home.


  • Tapka
  • Roman Berman, Massage Therapist
  • The Second Strongest Man
  • An Animal to the Memory
  • Natasha
  • Choynski
  • Minyan

Original title: Natasha: And Other Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalImmigrant

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Natasha: And Other Stories (2004)
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Language: English

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Natasha: And Other Stories (April 14, 2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780312423933
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.6 in
Pages: 160

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