A marvelously told story of the Ukraine, at once bitter and full of mirth. A passenger on a train overhears the life story of one Alexander Chubinets: a story unreal and all too real, full of misery, laughter, and surprise. The author entertains with Chubinet's tale, holding forth on Russian churches, Stalin, sex in literature, and more.

Traveling Companions 1991, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, San Diego, CA

ISBN-13: 9780151910748