Potemkin’s Empress – McSweeney’s

Potemkin had built his legendary villages to be viewed from a distance as the Empress passed by in her carriage. They were meant to be merely glanced at, for effect, like a neon sign or a fashion model, and were created accordingly.

But what if the Empress decides to leave the designated path, what if she even deigns to step down from her carriage and see the village for herself, close-up?

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