Still Here - Chapter 1: “Virtual Grave” Summary & Analysis

Lara Vapnyar
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Sergey and his wife, Vica, talked about Sergey’s plan to propose an app on which Sergey was working at a housewarming party for their friend Vadik that they would be attending. They hoped Bob, who designed apps for a living, would be interested in backing the app financially. Vica warned Sergey not to call the app, which would allow people to have interactions with their dead loved ones, Virtual Grave because she thought the name was too morbid.

Sergey, Vica, Vadik, and Regina were Russian immigrants who had been friends for many years. Before they had left Russia, Sergey and Regina had dated, but then Sergey left her for Vica. Shortly after they were married, Sergey was offered a full scholarship to attend an American graduate school for business. Sergey and Vica thought their dreams were coming true. In America, the...

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