Americans in Full Color
Katerina Skorodinskaya’s charming collection of novels and short stories is a rewarding read on how America and Americans are perceived by a Russian author.
Skorodinskaya’s work encompasses mini-sagas about family clans, about single people, about madness and boring normality. Her characters live in different times and eras and actually speak different languages: English, Russian, Hebrew, and Chinese, but nonetheless understand each other quite well.
Her prose—both light and deep, playful and serious, mocking and sympathetic, realistic and surrealistic—delivers a true aesthetic pleasure while simultaneously leading the reader to a new understanding of life.