Brigid Pasulka has written several other stories set in Russia, some of which appear in Shenandoah, StoryQuarterly, ACM, and Confrontation. She has received an Illinois Arts Council Award and an AWP Journals Project Award for her short stories. 
Dec 01 2004
The Bride from the Village of Deaf-Mute
“Mamye, how many times do I have to ask you to get rid of those Chickens?” Shrubek set the bags of groceries on the windowsill and stood to watch the five scrawny chickens scratching and pecking at the balcony, trying to unearth imaginary kernels from the concrete.