God Lives in St. Petersburg: Short Stories

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Young Americans abroad in Central Asia find themselves pushed to their limits in these acclaimed, prize-winning stories by one of our most exciting and talented new authors. Combining bleak humor, ironic insight, deep compassion, and unflinching moral and ethical inquiry, Tom Bissell gives us a gripping collection that is both timeless and profoundly relevant to today’s complex world.

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

God Lives in St. Petersburg is comprised of six short stories: Death Defier - Two journalists are stuck in war torn Afghanistan and taken captive. Favorite line, "He disliked such emotional nudism" (p ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Bissell follows a nonfiction account of his travels in Central Asia (Chasing the Sea, 2003) with this slim but rigorous debut collection of six darkly passionate stories about Americans who have ... Read full review


Title Page
Expensive Trips Nowhere
The Ambassadors
God Lives in St Petersburg
Animals in Our Lives
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About the author (2007)

Tom Bissell is the author of Chasing the Sea (available in paperback from Vintage Books) and contributes to Harper’s Magazine, The Believer, and other publications. He lives in New York.

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