Flickan från Petrovka
This is the story of a very free-spirited Russian girl, a dutiful and skeptical American reporter, and the improbable love they shared. It is also an intimate portrait of the curious country that sparked their love and made it impossible. The tragic tale is not merely a delightful read but also a classic of its kind. "In "The Girl From Petrovka," writes "The New Yorker" ma...more
Published 1978 by AWE/Gebers
(first published 1971)
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Picked it up on a large second hand book market, mezmerised somehow by the cover. The impact of this girl from Petrovka remains, even though most of the what the book was about is gone from my mind. This book is aslo one of the first stories I read written by a journalist, a favourite kind of writer... even if you don't get all the politics. I would like to read this book again.