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Posts Tagged ‘Petrograd’

Deathless: Cat Valente’s beautiful fantasy of Stalinist Russia and the Siege of Leningrad

Deathless: Cat Valente’s beautiful fantasy of Stalinist Russia and the Siege of Leningrad

Catherynne M Valente's Deathless is a beautiful Russian fairy-tale set in the Stalinist era, brilliantly conceived and executed. Masha is the youngest of four sisters in Petrograd and, over the years, she has watched the birds come for her sisters. They thump against the windows and fall to the ground and spring up as soldiers and thump again [...]