David Bezmozgis

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book.jpgIn Natasha and Other Stories (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), David Bezmozgis captures the lives of Jewish immigrants in Canada. The difficulty of starting a new life in a new place is reflected by the prose style, which is tough, spiky and even belligerent. How do toughness and tenderness mesh in this remarkable first collection?

Read an excerpt from Natasha.