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Quarantined in a Leningrad maternity ward after giving birth, ten women from all walks of life talk about themselves, and at the same time reveal facts about a society that is torn by suicide, divorce, alcoholism, and other difficulties
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Ten women in a Leningrad maternity ward regale each other for 10 days with tales and anecdotes ranging from the pungent to the raunchy, with a few tear-jerkers sprinkled between. Zina the tramp, Olga the shipyard worker, and Larissa the doctor of biology compete amicably with Albina the Aeroflot hostess, a wry expert on sexual mores whose motto is to dress on credit and undress for cash, and party functionary Valentina, who unbends considerably when she tells how she tangled a would-be rapist in her mitten-strings. The topics cover the ruses and revenges, together with acts of generosity, that loveand lustinspire. In her first novel, literate dissident Voznesenskaya candidly unfolds a brillant spectrum of Soviet daily life in labor camps (where she spent time), country dachas, and urban dormitories. Readers will find her accounts eye-opening while succumbing to their salty, jaundiced charm.
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Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110871131013
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0871131013