Ptichka, read by Daniel Pietersen

Daniel Pietersen wonderfully reads my short story Ptichka as part of his ongoing series of readings. You can hear the reading over on SoundCloud, and read his accompanying commentary here. Of Ptichka, Daniel says:

Ptichka, which means “little bird” in Russian, is not an easy story to read. It talks powerfully about the structural violence that pervades our society, about how women and immigrants and the poor are at best ignored, at worst actively reviled. It talks about, to quote myself again, “hope and loss, and of how sorrow is boiled into madness by the friction between them”

Daniel has recorded other excellent readings, including Helen McClory’s gorgeous A Voice Spoke To Me At Night. Check out his blog for other stories.

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