Friday, April 23, 2021

Q&A with Maria Kuznetsova

From my Q&A with Maria Kuznetsova, author of Something Unbelievable: A Novel:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

The title does a lot to take the reader into the thematic ideas in my novel – that, while there is a certain order to a generational family saga that spans centuries and continents, at the end of the day, the result can be called "something unbelievable."

What's in a name?

Names – and nicknames - are so important in Russian-speaking culture. In my book, last names are important, too – Larissa sheds her family name to take the name of her husband, who comes from an illustrious family. Natasha, an actress whose first name becomes a running joke because...[read on]
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Q&A with Maria Kuznetsova.

--Marshal Zeringue