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East of the West  free pdf A grandson tries to buy the corpse of Lenin on eBay for his Communist grandfather. A failed wunderkind steals a golden cross from an Orthodox church. A boy meets his cousin (the love of his life) once every five years in the river that divides their village into east and west. These are Miroslav Penkov's strange, unexpectedly moving visions of his home country, Bulgaria, and they are the stories that make up his charming, deeply felt debut collection. In EAST OF THE WEST, Penkov writes with great empathy of centuries of tumult- his characters mourn the way things were and long for things that will never be. But even as they wrestle with the weight of history, with the debt to family, with the pangs of exile, the stories in EAST OF THE WEST are always light on their feet, animated by Penkov's unmatched eye for the absurd.

About Miroslav Penkov

Miroslav Penkov was born in 1982 in Bulgaria and grew up in Sofia. He had his first poem published at the age of ten and his first short story when he was 16. In 2000, he had stories published in several leading Bulgarian magazines, which led to his first story collection, BLOOD MOONS, being published there. After leaving school, in 2001 Miroslav won a scholarship to study at the University of Arkansas where he graduated in Psychology, then gained an MFA in Creative Writing. His first story written in English to be published was 'Icarus Reborn', published in 2005 in The Ozark Review. Since then, his awards include the 2007 Eudora Welty Prize in Fiction for 'Buying Lenin', which was also chosen by Salman Rushdie and Heidi Pitlor for the 2008 Best American Short Stories. His first collection of stories in English, EAST OF THE WEST, was published in 2011 in the US by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and by Sceptre in the UK., and was translated into several languages. In 2012, the title story won the BBC International Short Story Award. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Texas and a fiction editor of the American Literary Review.

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Author : Miroslav Penkov
Publisher : Sceptre
Data Published : 04 August 2011
ISBN : 1444733753
EAN : 9781444733754
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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