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Breaking Stalin's Nose Chapter 7

By Eugene Yelchin

Chapter 7

  • Sasha's alone on the dark street in front of his former apartment building. He doesn't know where to go. Sad faces all around.
  • He decides to sleep on the kitchen floor until his dad comes back. Sasha thinks this should be a-okay, since there are some people in the building who don't even have rooms. One only has a cubbyhole near the toilet, and another sleeps in the hallway.
  • Sasha decides that he's weak if he returns to the building, and that eventually someone will realize that his dad has been arrested by mistake.
  • So he takes it upon himself to go—now!—to tell Joseph Stalin about this little mix-up. Good ol' Joey will know what to do.