- Author:Gary Kern
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A memoir in three parts about different kinds of hard luck. The author, a professor of Russian literature who has lost his job and family, must take up odd jobs until he can get on his feet. His new situation brings him into contact with a series of unfortunates: "Quads" presents the world of quadriplegics with uncommon detail; "Old Woman" describes the plight of the old and forgotten, in this case a woman obsessed with her lost millions; "Polyglottos" concerns a Russian dissident (Lev Kopelev) and the difficulties of translating him. Thoroughly revised 1997.