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Anna Khamenen, a widow and Soviet professor, decides to defect to the West during an important conference in Paris

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In this timely, somber story about flagrant political persecution, a Russian geologist is relegated to "drifting, homeless freedom" in America after she writes a novel depicting the gruesome aftermath of nuclear war. Anna Khameneva's determination to speak out is precipitated by the death of her husband, a physicist harassed by government authorities for his decision to discontinue his nuclear research. Following her novel's appearance, Anna is deported and comes to the U.S., where she contends with fame, ardent reporters, zealots eager to exploit her for their social crusades, and the news that her son faces internal exile in Russia. Two people befriend AnnaIan McDonough, an idealistic journalist who loves her, and Ian's father, George, a self-satisfied bureaucrat whose "private philanthropic agency" awards Anna a substantial grant. The agency intends to utilize her as an anti-Soviet propaganda tool, but when Anna doesn't respond, the government vindictively prosecutes her for espionage. Grisanti moralizes without stridence while eloquently presenting Anna's dauntless courage and the stealth of her oppressors. February 21
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This intense, movingly written novel of Prof. Anna Petrova Khamenev's expulsion from the Soviet Union and subsequent removal to the United States examines the personal, political, and moral pressures that threaten to destroy her new life. In response to the recent agonizing death of her nuclear physicist husband and the official disparagement of his pacifist views, Anna has written a short novel about daily survival in a frightening nuclear winter. Excerpts from that work frame and philosophically parallel Anna's search for peace of mind amid the complications of an only child (a poet) still in Russia, an American journalist lover, a foundation fellowship with political overtones, and an arrest on trumped-up espionage/conspiracy charges. A full-grained, literate, and thought-provoking effort. Rex E. Klett, Anson Cty. Lib., Wadesoro, N.C.
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