The Russian Affair

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Anchor Books, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
12 Reviews

With bravura storytelling, stunning authenticity, and unforgettable characters, The Russian Affair brings readers into a world of love, intrigue and espionage 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. When she meets Alexey Bulgyakov, a married and powerful Soviet official who is nearly twice her age, her life begins to look a little brighter. Yet their burgeoning romance is irrevocably threatened when a KGB colonel forces Anna to spy on Alexey, who is suspected of disloyalty to the state. Though she loathes the notion of double-crossing, she is forced to comply. But Anna isn't the only character playing a double game.

  

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User Review  - Karla - Goodreads

It gets a bit long, but did suck me in by showing how 'normal' non-political people lived under communism. I enjoyed watching how the personal and state combined to define what love is for people dealing with day to day reality. Read full review

Review: The Russian Affair

User Review  - Goodreads

It gets a bit long, but did suck me in by showing how 'normal' non-political people lived under communism. I enjoyed watching how the personal and state combined to define what love is for people dealing with day to day reality. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
27
Section 3
47
Section 4
62
Section 5
69
Section 6
74
Section 7
81
Section 8
92
Section 22
242
Section 23
251
Section 24
259
Section 25
266
Section 26
273
Section 27
282
Section 28
295
Section 29
300

Section 9
111
Section 10
121
Section 11
128
Section 12
152
Section 13
156
Section 14
164
Section 15
174
Section 16
181
Section 17
191
Section 18
200
Section 19
209
Section 20
223
Section 21
234
Section 30
306
Section 31
310
Section 32
317
Section 33
327
Section 34
332
Section 35
338
Section 36
344
Section 37
349
Section 38
355
Section 39
365
Section 40
372
Section 41
377
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About the author (2012)

MICHAEL WALLNER is the author of the interna­tional sensation April in Paris. He lives in Germany, where he is an actor and screenwriter, and divides his time between Berlin and the Black Forest.

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