Indie Next ListJune 2011
Vaclav and Lena are both children of Russian immigrant families that have settled in contemporary Brooklyn. Seldom have the variables in immigrant experiences been written about so beautifully, resulting in a book that is both a charming love story and a dramatic page-turner. You will fall in love with both Vaclav and Lena five years old when we first meet them and 17 when Tanner's narrative ends. A wonderful debut! -- Marian Nielsen, Orinda Books, Orinda, CA
Offering a new glimpse at the American immigrant experience, a stunningly gifted young novelist delivers a timeless love story set in New York's Russian migrant community.