Ainsley Morse

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Spring Reading Series: Andrei Egunov-Nikolev’s “Beyond Tula,” Part III

Darya Fyodorovna came in and asked whether to serve them dinner, but the co-op operator was loping dreamily around the room. A porcelain Easter egg was hanging in the corner beneath the icon case; paper roses, already very ancient, were pinned thickly to the icons.

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Spring Reading Series: Andrei Egunov-Nikolev’s “Beyond Tula,” Part II

Railroad engineers used to refer to tracks in the feminine: “get up on her,” they’d say about the fifth track, or “she’s a tough one, the eleventh.”

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Spring Reading Series: Andrei Egunov-Nikolev’s “Beyond Tula,” Part I

“Beyond Tula” has a transparently insignificant plot: a young writer from the city comes to visit his engineer friend in the country for a couple of days, and everything ends by the grave of Leo Tolstoy.

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