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The Russian Affair

Label
The Russian Affair
Title
The Russian Affair
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Michael Wallner ; translated from the German by John Cullen
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Language
eng
Summary
An intriguing love and espionage story set in Moscow in the late 1970s, in the midst of the Cold War. Twenty-nine-year-old Anna Viktorovna lives in Moscow with her young son and her father, a once popular and respected poet who has fallen into disgrace because of his dissident views. Her husband, a junior officer in the Red Army, is on active duty and living seven time zones away. Anna struggles gamely through her difficult existence, doing the best she can amidst the long lines, bureaucratic inferno, and corruption and incompetence of the police state. When she meets and makes an impression on a pow­erful Soviet official—Alexey Bulgyakov—her life begins to look a little brighter. Alexey is married and nearly twice her age, but he turns out to be a man of infinite patience and forbearance, and gradually a strange but solid bond grows between them. Though Anna still loves her mostly absent husband and harbors no illusions about the future, she and Alexey become lovers. Soon Anna and Alexey's burgeoning romance is irrevocably threatened when a KGB colonel forces Anna to spy on Alexey, who is suspected of disloyalty to the state. Though Anna loathes the notion of double-crossing the man she has come to love, when her family is threatened she must com­ply. But Anna isn't the only character playing a double game. With bravura storytelling, stunning authenticity, and com­plex yet sympathetic characterizations, The Russian Affair depicts a love that struggles to survive against all odds and despite its many-layered deceptions
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Summary
Struggling with her military husband's absence from their Moscow home, Anna spends her days with their young son and her disgraced dissident poet father while engaging in an affair with a powerful Soviet official before she is forced to turn spy for the KGB
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Wallner, Michael
Dewey number
833.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1942-
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Cullen, John
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Russian Affair
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:d8ce3c21-9945-4b61-87b5-2ca3b88c8f01
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385532402
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Russian Affair
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d8ce3c21-9945-4b61-87b5-2ca3b88c8f01
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385532402
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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