14772284Scott Stambach lives in San Diego where he teaches physics and astronomy at Grossmont and Mesa colleges. He also collaborates with Science for Monks, a group of educators and monastics working to establish science programs in Tibetan Monasteries throughout India. He has written about his experiences working with monks of Sera Jey monastery and has published short fiction in several literary journals including Ecclectica, Stirring, and Convergence.

29 07, 2016


By | Friday, July 29, 2016|8 Comments

Review: THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott StambachThe Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 9th 2016
Pages: 336
Genres: Fiction, Literary
eARC provided by St. Martin's Press

AmazonBook Depository

The Fault In Our Stars meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan, which is why he turns everything into a game, manipulating people and events around him for his own amusement.

Until Polina arrives.

She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her.
She is exquisite. Soon, he cannot help being drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. Before, he survived by being utterly detached from things and people. Now, Ivan wants something more: Ivan wants Polina to live.

This story was really emotional for me. The author begins as if he found this journal and allows Ivan’s own words to tell the story. I began reading and actually fell for the author’s introduction.It doesn’t matter if this is a true story or not. It is deliberately moving, extremely witty, and a […]

Load More Posts