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The Seventeenth Floor

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A story about a young Ukrainian man who was very fond of his wife but secretly dreamed of other women. A friend of his advised him to visit a local brothel...
Kindle Edition, 169 pages
Published May 29th 2012
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Joy
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good read and let's hope kostya learned a his mistake , classic example of learning a lesson the had way. For his mistake could have had very grave consequences not for him but his family as well. He went thru 3 months wondering his fate cause test would not show any signs of the virus until 3 months after exposure , trying to hide his fears and rejecting his wife advances surely she would worry why all of the sudden he no longer showed her any affection to keep his family safe . It does have a ...more
Tamara
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book on problems in family and society. Useful literature for young people! Written simply and convincingly.
Caroline
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The main character, Kostya Steshenko beckons his inner curiosity in an effort to satisfy his desires but is devastated to find that his actions may ruin his life and destroy his beloved family. It is a riveting tale that comes from Ukraine and embarks on a start of a difficult journey of waiting and questioning the what ifs, life and fearing the unknown.

Kostya is torn apart by one horrid mistake that could cost him his life and those he loves. His prying leads him to understand life differently
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Lisa johnson
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Translated by the author from Ukranian, it definitely loses that "something" that makes it enjoyable. The premise was good, but reading this in English was painful. The characters came out flat, and the dialog trite.
brian donohue
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good read

Enjoyed very much, reminds us that we are still vulnerable and must be safe! Enjoyed reading from the life of a Soviet.
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Dmytro Bondarenko is a contemporary Ukrainian writer of fiction.

Was born 1974 in Dniprodzerzhinsk, Ukraine.

His book "The Seventeenth Floor" won 1th prize of United Nations Office in Ukraine in 2008 and also was the winner of readers' sympathies of the "Ukrainian service BBC" 2006.

The books "The Rat" and "A love in Dnipropetrovsk way" were awarded by Ukranian national-wide contests for young write
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