Canada: Epic Rites Press, 2013.New book.
48 pp., illustrated
A young woman residing in America flies back to Russia to bury her mother and ends up burying her motherland. Stuck in an absurd world of stamped death certificates, drunk autopsy specialists and obligatory church services, she strives to stay sane. Eerie and funny, A Cute Tombstone is an autopsy of the modern Russian society; a dark satire on a bureaucratic and brainwashed country where human life is of no value and dignity is no more. A powerful meditation on the human condition, it grapples with the reality of death we all face at some point.