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Book Reviews

Arkady Babchenko’s “One Soldier’s War”

For Arkady Babchenko, there is no way out. Drafted in 1995 to fight in the first Chechen war, he re-upped in 1999 to fight in the second one. There would never be any life again but the war....

Per Petterson’s “To Siberia”

In 2007 Per Petterson had his second publication in the United States: a short, unostentatious, and penetrating novel entitled Out Stealing Horses. It was a surprising commercial and critical success,...

Waltz with Bashir

From “A Drifting Life”

Il Maiale: The Pig

Tetsu of the Yamanote Line

Blizzard in the Jungle