Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's "The Fountain House" (short story, zombie, free)

Illustration accompanying an English translation of the short story The Fountain House by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. Picture shows a symbol of heart on a human palm.Explosion in a bus killed a 15 year old girl. But unconsolable father cannot believe the child is gone. So he puts everything he has at stake in the hope that child can be revived, & ... gods smile at him.

Fact sheet.

First published (in Russian): ?
Rating: B.
Download an English translation by Keith Gessen & Anna Summers from The New Yorker.