June 7, 2011

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JUNE 7th to JUNE 21st, 2011


THE RUSSIAN AFFAIR
by MICHAEL WALLNER

SYNOPSIS:
An intriguing love and espionage story set in Moscow in the late 1970s, 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. Anna struggles gamely through her difficult existence, doing the best she can amidst the long lines, bureaucratic inferno, and corruption and incompetence of the police state. When she meets and makes an impression on a pow­erful Soviet official—Alexey Bulgyakov—her life begins to look a little brighter. Alexey is married and nearly twice her age, but he turns out to be a man of infinite patience and forbearance, and gradually a strange but solid bond grows between them. Though Anna still loves her mostly absent husband and harbors no illusions about the future, she and Alexey become lovers.
  Soon Anna and Alexey’s burgeoning romance is irrevocably threatened when a KGB colonel forces Anna to spy on Alexey, who is suspected of disloyalty to the state. Though Anna loathes the notion of double-crossing the man she has come to love, when her family is threatened she must com­ply. But Anna isn’t the only character playing a double game.
  With bravura storytelling, stunning authenticity, and com­plex yet sympathetic characterizations, The Russian Affair depicts a love that struggles to survive against all odds and despite its many-layered deceptions.

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35 comments:

Amber said...

I cannot even imagine being in that situation and I have no idea what I would do but I would love to find out what Anna chooses!
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Gigi Ann said...

Difficult situation, but I doubt I would ever be in one like it, but I think family would always come first for me.

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Sassy said...

Ooo this is hard. However, I love my family to death and would do anything for them. On the other side of it, I am a total hopeless romantic. This is a really tough choice. I really have no idea what I would choose as I haven't been in that situation and I sure hope not to have to be. I look forward to reading Anna's decision.

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Victoria Zumbrum said...

I hope I would never be in a situation where I would have to choose between the man I love, family and country like Anna. That would be the most difficult choice to make. I am not sure what I would do. I would love to find out what Anna does. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

karenk said...

great question...i really don't know what i would do...

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Judy H said...

Family would come first, I think.

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Anonymous said...

I would do everything to save my family.

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Maureen said...

It sounds like a no win situation but I would have to save my family
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debbie said...

In this case, I would go with family. They are more important.
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Anonymous said...

I choose family.

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susansmoaks said...

i would choose the man i love
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/\Heather/\ said...

Yikes. Horrible! I wouldn't hesitate to choose my family, as hard as it might be to NOT choose the man I love. Fortunately, I don't have to actually make that decision. :-)
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degood said...

I think I would choose family in that situation becuase loves can come and go but family is forever.

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As difficult as it would be I would have to protect my family. garrettsambo@aol.com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

In this situation, I would pick family. Thanks!

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Jessica said...

I'm for my family first but if given a chance to save him I would warn him.
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dvice12 said...

I'd have to choose family