Moonlight in Odessa: A Novel

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 31 août 2010 - 352 pages
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In Odessa, Ukraine, Daria, a whip-smart engineer, spends her days underemployed as a secretary—a job she was lucky to get in this rotten economy. She spends her evenings moonlighting as an interpreter at an agency that matches lonely American men with beautiful-but-broke Ukrainian women. She spends her nights wondering if there is more. When an American client offers marriage and a one-way ticket out of poverty, Daria jumps at the chance. She soon learns there's a reason that her husband couldn't find a wife in America, and that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the world. The perfect book for anyone who's ever been stuck in a dead-end job or relationship, Moonlight in Odessa is an exploration of language, culture, and the difficult choices we make in the pursuit of love and stability.

 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - FAR2MANYBOOKS - LibraryThing

In trying to pursue the "American Dream" Daria lost all of the vivacity, wit, strength and humor that made her so interestingly "Odessan". She enters the questionable world of international mail order ... Consulter l'avis complet

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This one took a little while to get going. Setting up the story took quite a bit. But once the story got going I really did enjoy it. There's a lot of personality points that need to be made about ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Table des matières

Section 1
3
Section 2
12
Section 3
29
Section 4
45
Section 5
58
Section 6
77
Section 7
95
Section 8
110
Section 14
188
Section 15
205
Section 16
217
Section 17
237
Section 18
252
Section 19
258
Section 20
269
Section 21
278

Section 9
121
Section 10
126
Section 11
144
Section 12
161
Section 13
178
Section 22
291
Section 23
309
Section 24
323
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Originally from Montana, Janet Skeslien Charles lives in Paris, where she leads writing workshops at the Left Bank bookshop Shakespeare & Company. Moonlight in Odessa was inspired by her two years as a Soros Fellow in Odessa. This is her debut novel.

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