One-Way Ticket: Stories
By Barbara Hoffert, "Library Journal"
Zinik's one-way ticket took him from the Soviet Union to the West in 1975, and most of his characters have had a similar fate. "You sit with a cocktail at a cafe table and all this joyous, richly diverse world swirls about you. And you start to swirl with it" says one in a letter home to Moscow, and swirl is evident throughout these finely balanced stories. But so is the nostalgia, the restlessness, the lack of connection that so many emigres experience.