book review: Divide Me By Zero by Lara Vapnyar | BookBrowse

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DIVIDE ME BY ZERO by Lara Vapnyar
★★★★★
Tin House Books, 2019

 

Divide Me By Zero begins with an encounter between the narrator, Katya Geller, a 40-something mother of two, and a fish seller in Staten Island from whom Katya is buying caviar. “I was brought up in the Soviet Union, where caviar was considered a special food reserved for children and dying parents,” Katya says. The fish seller, another Soviet immigrant, understands Katya’s meaning and the two lock eyes and begin to cry. This moment of intense connection between two strangers charts the course for Lara Vapnyar’s frank and emotionally honest story of love and loss.

You can read the rest of my review HERE on BookBrowse, and you can read a piece I wrote on the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky HERE.


You can pick up a copy of Divide Me By Zero here on Book Depository.

4 thoughts on “book review: Divide Me By Zero by Lara Vapnyar | BookBrowse

  1. Great review! Adding this one to my TBR immediately.
    (I also appreciated the kitten in the Brodsky photo! I wasn’t sure I wanted to read about the poet, but it turned out I did, lol!)

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    • Thank you, I think you would like it!!

      Ahhh I didn’t expect anyone to actually read that piece, but he was surprisingly interesting to research! And I was DELIGHTED with the photo that was chosen, lol!

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