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One More Year

Stories

by Sana Krasikov

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One More Year by Sana Krasikov
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  • Published Aug 2008
    240 pages
    Genre: Short Stories

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Every so often a new writer appears who is wiser than her years would suggest, whose flesh-and-blood characters embody more experience than a young writer could possible know. Sana Krasikov is one of those writers. Her first published story appeared in the New Yorker, her second in The Atlantic Monthly’s fiction issue. One More Year is her debut collection, made up of stories of people who hold out hope, despite the odds, that life will be kind to them.

The characters who populate Krasikov’s stories are mostly women – some are new to America; some still live in the former Soviet Union, in Georgia or Russia; and some have returned to Russia to find a country they barely recognize and people they no longer understand. Mothers leave children behind; children abandon their parents. Almost all of them look to love to repair their lives, and when love isn’t really there, they attempt to make do with relationships that substitute for love.

Like Jhumpa Lahiri and ZZ Packer, two writers whose fully-realized characters drive their fiction, Sana Krasikov is an exhilarating talent whose first collection puts her on the map with today's most talented young authors.

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"Starred Review. Krasikov's prose is precise, and her stories are intelligent, complex and passionate. " - Publishers Weekly.

"....It's hard to see the collection as more than a series of repeated technical studies ... however, and librarians should watch Krasikov's name in the future." - Library Journal.

"Filled with clear-eyed observations, this elegant debut frequently alights on romantic disappointment (men come across especially badly) while leaving just enough room for hope." - Kirkus Reviews.

"Sana Krasikov is a brilliant new writer. The stories of One More Year are populated by imperfect characters who always surprise, and who are gloriously brought to life with humor, sympathy, and unexpected tenderness." – Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

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Sana Krasikov

Sana Krasikov was born in the Ukraine and grew up in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia and in the United States. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she is a recipient of an O. Henry Award and a Fulbright scholarship. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, the Virginia Quarterly, Epoch, and Zoetrope. She lives in New York City and is at work on her first novel.

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