Expulsion & Other Stories
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Expulsion consists of two parts: a group of short stories and one novella. But the main protagonists share one thing: they are all women coming of age, whether in post-Stalinist Russia (where the short stories are set), or in Vancouver (where the novella is set). In the short stories, set in post-Stalinist Russia, the women are confronted by dictatorship's mundane face -- a minor bureaucrat, a school teacher, a doctor. Nobody spells out the rules of survival to the young girls and women, yet each learns to play -- or pays the price, that of facing "expulsion". The novella "Face" shares a similar motif of expulsion but takes the reader to a different place -- modern Vancouver.