Natasha and Other Stories by David Bezmozgis
These connected stories highlight the Bermans, a loving Jewish family who has left Russia behind for the promise of Toronto. The reader follows young Mark Berman through childhood on into young adulthood as he discovers what it means to be Jewish and what it means to be a man. Each story is elegant, streamlined and deeply moving. With stories first published in The New Yorker, Harpers, and Zoetrope, I highly recommend this collection.
- My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.