Keiko just wants to fit in. Willing to do, literally, anything to please the people around her, Keiko stops two boys from fighting by hitting one over the head with a spade. She soon finds herself a childhood pariah among her peers and elders alike. To redeem herself, as an adult, Keiko gets a job at Smile Mart — and quickly assimilates all of the rules, embraces the expectations, and finds her place in society.
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Through the darkened lens of Stalinist Russia, the brightest of lights shines through in this seminal work of 20th-century Russian literature. Can one capture so many stories in a blurb? Flying pigs! Parisian fashion! Crucifixion and beheadings! Poetry! Champagne! This book has all of that and love, too!Recommended by John K.