33 Moments of Happiness: St. Petersburg Stories is an intriguing and eclectic collection of short stories revolving around moments in a city that has inspired and fascinated countless generations of writers, artists, musicians – and readers. A city, where stories bubble up from below each and every manhole cover and the walls are covered in a fresh coat of patina. St. Petersburg is a wonderful site for Schulze to project and conjure up his literary confabulations. These stories are playful and even surreal – many in the tradition of St. Petersburg literature – but they are also the unmistakable new voice of a new generation of German writing.