Barbie dolls and boas

by Anna Konareva

Out of Print


Barbie Dolls and Boas is a collection of fifteen short stories on immigration, family dynamics, work culture and romantic relationships—a non-fiction, tell-all of a young woman's journey.

Includes "Trains, Rust and Mould," the winner of the Mississauga Art Council's 2012 Marty Emerging Literary Arts Award!


The man in the pink T-shirt cracks his knuckle on the table. He presses his thumbs against the smooth edges of the wood and flips the first table over on its side. Plates with eggs, sandwiches and pastas tumble onto the floor. Coffee and water soak the carpet. Three more tables flip.

An excerpt from “A Thousand Dollar Bill”



Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data

No longer Available

Konareva, Anna, 1989-
Barbie dolls and boas / Anna Konarevaa
Publisher: Life Rattle Press, Toronto 2012
New Publishers Series, 1713-8981

ISBN: 978-1-927023-12-9

1. Konareva, Anna, 1989-. 2. Russian Canadians--Ontario-- Social life and customs.

FC3100.S18K66 2012   971.3'0049171   C2012-901721-3