"We Never Make Mistakes": Two Short Novels
"'An incident at Krechetovka Station' ... concerns a Red Army lieutenant confronted at his World War II rail junction command with a disturbing army straggler and a decision about what to do with him. ['Matryona's house'] is the tale of an old peasant woman, whose tenacious and humorous struggle against cold, hunger, and greedy relatives is depicted by a young man who, after her death, finally understands who she was."--Page 4 of cover.
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