Autumn in Yalta: A Novel and Three Stories

David Shraer-Petrov, Author, Maxim D. Shrayer, Afterword by Syracuse University Press $24.95 (235p) ISBN 978-0-8156-0820-2
This deeply moving collection by Russian-American writer and medical scientist Shrayer-Petrov includes three short stories and the autobiographical novel Strange Danya Rayev, detailing a young Jewish boy's memories of evacuation during WWII. Varied in scope, ranging from a doctor's doomed love and exile to a Siberian prison camp, to a Japanese professor's love for an American woman, these haunting stories evidence a past teeming with tradition and struggle, told in beautiful, inventive prose.
Reviewed on: 04/03/2006
Release date: 04/01/2006
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