Tatyana Tolstaya's "Aspic," translated from the Russian by Anya Migdal, was originally published in the January 25, 2016 issue of The New Yorker. Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage.
Two stories by Russian women writers with women translators in a row? Great job, New Yorker! I’ve never read Tolstaya, though her The Slynx has often called to me from the rows of NYRB Classics. I’m anxious to dig into this one, and it shouldn’t be too hard as it’s a very short piece!
I hope you’ll share your thoughts below! I look forward to the discussion.