Franny Goffinet

Airmail from Russia: Confining Situations

Great things have been created because of/ in spite of confining situations. Think of Pride and Prejudice and the oddities shoved into local history museums: flowers woven out of a dead great aunt’s hair, to-scale cork models of historic buildings, decoupage ashtrays. Still, from the point of view of Russian language, Jane Austen basically sat at home....

Franny Goffinet

Writer

Franny Goffinet was an Eng­lish major at David­son Col­lege (class of 2013), and a swim­ming instruc­tor at Indian Har­bor Beach pool. She now lives in Novosi­birsk, Rus­sia. She thanks the Lilly Foun­da­tion and Youthreach (two Chris­t­ian orga­ni­za­tions) for bring­ing her to Car­i­tas, West Siberia.