Maria Reva is currently a fiction fellow at the Michener Center for Writers based in Austin, Texas. She is at work on a linked story collection set in Soviet Ukraine. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, Tin House Flash Fridays, The Journey Prize Stories, and The Best American Short Stories 2017. Reva was born in Ukraine and grew up in Vancouver.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Don’t let its brevity mislead you: The Ermine Coat will leave your heart full and your mind spinning. A family of four—all female—in impoverished Eastern Europe quietly dream of a different life; amidst creepy folk songs and animal pelts, the characters manage to find hope and even some joy. Maria Reva narrates the story through the eldest daughter, whose adolescent awakening makes her perspective especially gripping. This story's lofty goals are more than realized.