Synopses & Reviews
“Entrancing. . . . Each snow-bright ‘postcard’ catches a facet of Siberian myth, history or wildlife, from mutant fish to marauding bears. From the ‘land of mines,’ he digs up gem after glittering gem.”—The Independent
“A magical book.”—The Times
Richard Wirick and his wife go to Siberia to adopt a baby girl. Rather than produce a straightforward account of this journey, Wirick has chosen instead to produce one hundred interlocking vignettes in order to evoke for his new daughter the grandeur of her birthplace.
Richard Wirick’s fiction, essays, and journalism have appeared in Fiction, Quarterly West, Playboy, and Another Chicago Magazine. He is co-founder and editor of the journal Transformation.
An extraordinary and original debut from a writer well-established on the US literary scene.
About the Author
Richard Wirick's fiction, essays and journalism have appeared in Fiction, Quarterly West, Northwest Review, Playboy, Another Chicago Magazine, Indiana Review and elsewhere. He is completing a collection of short stories, Fables of Rescue, and is co-founder and editor of the journal Transformation.