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John Castellucci is a freelance writer who lives in Rhode Island. He studied Russian at Columbia College and Harvard University, then spent 30 years working as a newspaper reporter, 22 of them at the Providence Journal. A friend in Moscow, curious how an American reporter would react to the stories Sergei Dovlatov wrote for Soviet Estonia, introduced him to Dovlatov, recommending that he read the collection Kompromiss.