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Nadya by Pat Murphy
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Jan 02, 10

Read in January, 2010

the beginning: werewolves as anarchists:

Until Dmitri was a young boy, his village was in Poland. The cows, the pigs, the chickens, the men working in the fields, the women washing the clothes- all of them were Polish.

Then something happened. Dmitri could see no change, but the schoolmaster told him that the village was now in Russia. The cows, the pigs, the chickens, the men and the women- all of them belonged to the tsar.

That night, Dmitri squinted at the pigs as he poured slop into their trough, but they seemed to be the same pigs as before. They had not changed. The hills around them had not moved. The were the same hills. But now they were Russian hills.

He did not understand. It seemed to him that he (and the pigs and the chickens and all the rest) did not belong to the tsar. It seemed to him that he belonged to himself...
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