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Рыба. История одной миграции (Самое время!)
Proza vysochajshej proby: kazhdaya detal zvenit predelnoj dostovernostyu, kazhdyj vzdox geroini chuvstvuesh i slyshish ( Majya Kucherskaya) . Istoriya russkoj zhenshhiny, potokom dramaticheskix sobytij unesennoj iz Srednej Azii v Rossiyu, protivostoyashhej neumolimomu techeniyu zhizni, a inogda i zadyxayushhejsya, slovno ryba, bez vozduxa ponimaniya i chelovecheskoj vzaimn ...more
(first published January 1st 2000)
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Amazing. This woman is about my age, but she has lived many more lifetimes than I have. I read this book with her history going along the timeline of Russia's growing pains just as this country is going through its "baccanalia of avarice," during the Christmas season of buying. I couldn't help but compare and contrast along the way. Vera is a strong woman, but even steel has to be able to bend in a storm so it won't break. I am not nearly as strong as this woman, but I could identify with her. P ...more
Apr 28, 2014 Chrissie marked it as maybe · review of another edition
This is currently (2014-04-29) available on Kindle for only 4 or 5 USD, but the sample was so depressing I couldn't push myself to buy it. If I buy it I must read it now, and I don't want to. I don't pile up a million unread books any more.