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A Russian sister : a novel, Caroline Adderson

Label
A Russian sister : a novel
Title
A Russian sister
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Adderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aspiring painter Masha C. is blindly devoted to Antosha, her famous writer-brother. Through the years Antosha takes up with numerous women from Masha's circle of friends, yet none of these relationships threaten the siblings' close ties until the winter he falls into a depression. Then Masha invites into their Moscow home a young woman who teaches with her--the beautiful, vivacious and deeply vulnerable Lika Mizanova--with the express hope she might help Antosha recover. The appearance of Lika sets off a convolution of unrequited love, jealousy and scandal that lasts for seven years. If the famously unattainable writer has lost his heart to Lika as everyone claims, why does he undertake a life-threatening voyage to Sakhalin Island? And what will happen to Masha if she is demoted from "woman of the house" to "spinster sister"? While Antosha and Lika push and pull, Masha falls in love herself--with a man and with a mongoose--only to have her dreams crushed twice. From her own heartbreak Masha comes to recognize the harm that she has done to her friends by encouraging their involvement with Antosha, but it is too late for Lika, who will both sacrifice herself for love and be immortalized as the model for Nina in Chekhov's The Seagull
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
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1963-
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Adderson, Caroline
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Sex role
  • Russia
Label
A Russian sister : a novel, Caroline Adderson
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
365 p.
Isbn
9781443426817
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 383863
  • 930632
Label
A Russian sister : a novel, Caroline Adderson
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
365 p.
Isbn
9781443426817
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 383863
  • 930632

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