Boris Fishman by Stephanie Kaltsas

Words and Ideas

Boris Fishman—Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo

Thursday, April 20, 8:00 p.m.

About the Program

In his latest novel, Boris Fishman, the Jewish, Belarus-born author of the critically admired award winner A Replacement Life, turns to a different kind of story—an evocative, nuanced portrait of marriage and family centered on Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

Listen as Fishman, in conversation with Andrew Horwitz (Skirball Vice President and Director of Programs), discusses this tale of a woman reckoning with what she’s given up and with who she is. As praised by the New York Times, Fishman “has the rare gift of startling us with a foreign culture and simultaneously making it feel like home.”

Presented cabaret-style with cocktails and snacks available for purchase. Books also available for purchase. A Q&A and book signing follow the program.