My Russian

My Russian

Book - 1999
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Now Francesca is supposedly in Greece with a tour group, but she is actually living in disguise just blocks from where her husband, Ren, and her teenage son await her return. Ren, a lawyer, is recovering from a gunshot wound inflicted some months earlier by a mysterious intruder. Francesca moves unnoticed through the town she calls home, seeing it with the seizing eyes of a traveler. Her memories have a similar hyperclarity. She tells a series of stories that traverse the past four decades, beginning with her childhood in a prairie town ringed by underground missiles aimed at Russia. Her voice is searching, specific, unsparing, and sometimes darkly funny. In the process of listening, we learn who shot her husband, a modest mystery that rests on a larger one: for a woman like Francesca Woodbridge, what makes a fully lived, fully conscious life?
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1999
ISBN: 9780395956373
Branch Call Number: FIC M23267my
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 22 cm


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