Introduction: On Waywardness -- Panel I. On Breaking Up. Days of Reckoning in Recent Russian and American Novellas: A Cross-Cultural Triptych. Hats: Solzhenitsyn and Bellow. Newspapers: Chukovskaya and Le Sueur. A Missing Dress-Hook: Baranskaya and Heyman -- Panel II. On Transgressions. Speaking Her Own Piece: Emma Goldman and the Discursive Skeins of Autobiography -- Panel III. On Mystery. The Hidden Mines in Ethel Wilson's Landscape (or, An American Cat among Canadian Falcons). The Capitalistic Will: Women and Inheritance in My Mortal Enemy and Love and Salt Water.