One of the most anticipated international debuts of 2004, David Bezmozgis’s Natasha and Other Stories lives up to its buzz withnumerous award distinctions and a sheaf of praise from reviewers and readers.These are stories that capture the immigrant experience with wit and deepsympathy, recalling the early work of Bernard Malamud and Philip Roth. Anexquisitely crafted collection from a gifted young writer.
“Bezmozgis’s pointed, emotionally resonant tales are so elegant they seem destined, like [Isaac] Babel’s for anthologies of classic fiction.”
“What sets [Bezmozgis] apart . . . is his quiet command of unadorned language, his wry humour and his keen understanding of the human heart.”
“A generous, witty account of boyhood . . . rich [with] reverberating pathos [and] a sensualist’s delight in language. . . . Impressive.”
“Remarkable short stories. David Bezmogis [has] a gift for swift, sharp storytelling.”
“Scary good. . . . Not a line or note in the book rings false.”