An Overture to the Commencement of a Very Rigid Journey; The Beginning of the World Often Comes; The Lottery, 1791; Letter Dated 20 July 1997; An Overture to Encountering the Hero, and Then Encountering the Hero
"An Overture to the Commencement of a Very Rigid Journey"
• Alexander Perchov is introduced as a young man who likes to believe he is a lady's man.
• Alex wants to move to America and has learned English at the University.
• Alex's father works at a travel agency and asks him to translate for an American.
• Alex's supposedly blind grandfather is hired by his father to drive and brings his dog, Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior.
"The Beginning of the World Often Comes"
• On March 18, 1791, the daughters of a Rabbi witness a wagon crash into the Brod River
• No one is sure how it happened or who was in the crash, but they make up a story...
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