A Russian Sister
In this witty and colourful novel, Governor General award-winning author Caroline Adderson effortlessly plunges the reader into a nineteenth-century Russian tragicomedy. Aspiring painter Masha C. is blindly devoted to Antosha, her famous writer-brother. Their relationship begins to fracture one winter when he falls into a depression and she desperately tries to help him. Offering a clever commentary on the role of women as prey for male needs and inspiration, A Russian Sister is also a plea for sisterhood familial and friendly.