Illustration by Benjamin Bergman

Our novel’s heroes, Tchitchikov and Selifan. Welcome to America!

“…he prodded his cheek with his tongue, poking it out, rounding it for his nearly vintage safety razor to nip at the errant follicles. No cream, just water and several careful swipes at it. That is his secret to a clean, healthy shave, that and not having the constitution to support a full beard.”

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