The Colonel Says I Love You: Sergei Dovlatov
Armenia, M -
A Russian writer wakes in his apartment to find Lena, a Mongolian woman, who had been there the night before at a party, sleeping on his couch. She moves in with him without asking, doing all the chores a housewife would do. She’s absolutely calm, as if she’s always belonged there. At first, he’s puzzled by her actions, but she makes herself indispensable to him, and he becomes dependent on her.