Posts Tagged: Daphne Kalotay

The Kids are Alright

Considering having kids? Feeling ambivalent about it? Be warned that Sarah Braunstein’s debut novel, The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, is a powerful reminder of just how fraught parent-child relationships can be. Set in the northeast from 1980 through the 1990s, the interconnected scenes and stories that compose this interesting book showcase children who both willfully (running away, acting out, taking sides in divorce) and unintentionally (wandering off, getting lost, being abducted) cause their parents no end of grief. Of course, their parents cause them grief, too. And yet these children, strong-willed and resourceful, face even tragedies such as orphan-hood and kidnapping with impressive aplomb.

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The Kids are Alright

Considering having kids? Feeling ambivalent about it? Be warned that Sarah Braunstein’s debut novel, The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, is a powerful reminder of just how fraught parent-child relationships can be. Set in the northeast from 1980 through the 1990s, the interconnected scenes and stories that compose this interesting book showcase children who both willfully (running away, acting out, taking sides in divorce) and unintentionally (wandering off, getting lost, being abducted) cause their parents no end of grief. Of course, their parents cause them grief, too. And yet these children, strong-willed and resourceful, face even tragedies such as orphan-hood and kidnapping with impressive aplomb.

Journey to the Center of a Character

Tony Tulathimutte’s Brains—winner of the Malahat Review’s annual novella contest—is a great story by a talented writer, despite the unappealing title.

Journey to the Center of a Character

Tony Tulathimutte’s Brains—winner of the Malahat Review’s annual novella contest—is a great story by a talented writer, despite the unappealing title.

A Ballet in Slow Motion

Russian Winter is a weighty, melancholy novel that weaves together the stories of three very different characters in two very different locales. In this, her second work of fiction, Daphne Kalotay manages to make cold war Moscow and present day

A Ballet in Slow Motion

Russian Winter is a weighty, melancholy novel that weaves together the stories of three very different characters in two very different locales. In this, her second work of fiction, Daphne Kalotay manages to make cold war Moscow and present day

Daphne Kalotay

Daphne Kalotay, the critically acclaimed short story writer, has turned her attention toward the novel with stunning results. The highly anticipated Russian Winter is set for release in September of this year and is forthcoming in seventeen foreign editions. The story alternates between modern-day Boston and post-WWII Moscow.

Daphne Kalotay

Daphne Kalotay, the critically acclaimed short story writer, has turned her attention toward the novel with stunning results. The highly anticipated Russian Winter is set for release in September of this year and is forthcoming in seventeen foreign editions. The story alternates between modern-day Boston and post-WWII Moscow.

All That Work and Still No Boys

Reckless acts small and large proliferate in this wonderful collection, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Kathryn Ma’s protagonists—whether the young women narrating painful stories such as “Dougie” and “The Long Way Home” or the older (usually widowed) ones in her most powerful tales—are often at loose ends and unclear about their own intentions, harboring secrets and jealousies and acting out in surprising ways. Ma writes with energy and precision, her humor smart and bittersweet, without the sarcastic edge that often mars contemporary short fiction.

All That Work and Still No Boys

Reckless acts small and large proliferate in this wonderful collection, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Kathryn Ma’s protagonists—whether the young women narrating painful stories such as “Dougie” and “The Long Way Home” or the older (usually widowed) ones in her most powerful tales—are often at loose ends and unclear about their own intentions, harboring secrets and jealousies and acting out in surprising ways. Ma writes with energy and precision, her humor smart and bittersweet, without the sarcastic edge that often mars contemporary short fiction.

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A Contributor's Debut

Tottenville Review contributor Daphne Kalotay’s debut novel Russian Winter hit the shelves on September 7, and you can get a copy of the book in whichever of the fifteen languages into which it is being translated you are most comfortable

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A Contributor's Debut

Tottenville Review contributor Daphne Kalotay’s debut novel Russian Winter hit the shelves on September 7, and you can get a copy of the book in whichever of the fifteen languages into which it is being translated you are most comfortable