February 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Boris Fishman will read from his terrific debut novel, A Replacement Life. Chosen as one of the 100 Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times, A Replacement Life is a humorous and heart-wrenching story of an aspiring twenty-something Russian-Jewish writer who struggles to reconcile his immigrant roots with his fragile new American identity.

Boris Fishman was born in Belarus and immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. He is the editor of Wild East: Stories from the Last Frontier, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, the London Review of Books, and other publications. He lives in New York City.

"Is there room in American fiction for another brilliant young émigré writer? There had better be, because here he is. Boris Fishman’s first novel, A Replacement Life, is bold, ambitious and wickedly smart . . . The only problem with this novel is that its covers are too close together." — Patricia T. O’Conner, New York Times Book Review