Maria Reva revisits old country in clever novel about survival in tough times


Author Maria Reva is seen here at a favourite writing spot in the New West Quay.

“That building does not exist, Citizen,” the officious clerk at the town council hall in

Kirovka Ukraine

, U.S.S.R. tells Daniil Petrovich Blinov.

Blinov is at the hall to report there is a heating problem in his apartment building — as in no heat.

Welcome to the 1980s Soviet-style bureaucracy, and welcome to the world of the inhabitants of 1933 Invansk St.

It is those struggling residents of the non-building who are the focus of the stories in New Westminster author

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Source:: Vancouver Sun – Entertainment

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