I’m always on a lookout for great new Russian writers, and I just found one. Superb short stories that will take out your heart, toy with it, and maybe put it back, maybe not. Lyric, beautiful language, and lyric, beautiful darkness. So very Russian, and so very not Russian. The first story especially, about a small boy’s love—for his father and for a girl—took my heart for sure. Those eyes…see them? They’re magic. Go grab your copy and read it, and tell me what you think.