Maria Kelbert returns to literature with two short stories ("The Joy of Life", "The Prostitute with the Wooden Leg") and a cycle of short stories ("Shadow Theater"), united by the title "Live Happily!".
Intense crime stories with picture theft, kidnapping, murder and investigation, Italian mafia. Panopticon of social and criminal types, including immigrants of different nationalities, deviants, mobsters, a prostitute with a wooden leg and a dwarf killer. Cruelty, anger, suffering and revenge… And all this is absurdly played out, finely parodied with biting irony.
In fact, this book with its stories is about the unusual twists of fate - regardless of the plans we make and the goals we set. And she, Fate, has a sense of humor and changeable mood. That is why the most important thing is to live our lives happily.