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Immortal Love

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From the acclaimed author of The Time: Night--a collection of short fiction gathered from the past two decades. Against a backdrop of the cramped apartments, short rations, long lines, and diminished expectations of Soviet Russia, these stories illuminate the lives of women and the shifting tales they tell.
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published April 20th 1998 by Pantheon (first published March 26th 1995)
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Jan 28, 2016 Robert rated it really liked it
LP is one of my favorite writers. Haven't read her novels--though this early collection gives me a possible window into her style: long, unbroken paragraphs that sometimes border on dithering, but for the most part--especially the final 1/3 of the collection--show a sharp mind for detail and concision, foreshadowing the masterpieces to come (There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby and There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband and He Hanged Himself). This col ...more
Nov 23, 2011 Katie rated it really liked it
from the story "The Adventures of Vera":

"On these occasions the subject of the conversation was invariably love, because what else can girls of eighteen talk of amongst themselves! Of course they can talk about films, and sport, and books, and the weather, and their mothers, and money, and about the awful things that happen out there on the street, and about the hatefulness of injustice and treachery; and about childhood, and how tired they get, and how their legs ache and how stuffy it is, and
Feb 27, 2013 Ariadna73 rated it it was amazing
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As its title indicates; this is a book about love. There are stories about different kinds of love: love from a son to his mother; despite the fact that she manipulated and betrayed him in so many ways even when things most mattered to him in his infancy. There are other curious tales such as the woman who falls inlove with a midget coworker; and the young girl who was obsessed with telling the story of her life to everyone (kind of what happens nowadays with twitter and facebook LOL)
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Ludmilla Stefanovna Petrushevskaya (Russian: Людмила Стефановна Петрушевская) (born 26 May 1938) is a Russian writer, novelist and playwright.

Her works include the novels The Time Night (1992) and The Number One, both short-listed for the Russian Booker Prize, and Immortal Love, a collection of short stories and monologues. Since the late 1980s her plays, stories and novels have been published in
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