The Cuckoo, translated from the Russian by Samuel Page

Maya Alexandrovna Kucherskaya is a prolific fiction writer and critic, a scholar of Russian Orthodox history, and the head of the creative writing program at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics. Her Contemporary Paterikon was awarded the Bunin Prize in 2006, her novel The God of Rain won the Student Booker Prize in 2007, and her short-story collections have been shortlisted for various other awards.