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Lying Together: My Russian Affair (Hardback)
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Lying Together: My Russian Affair (Hardback)

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Hardback 214 Pages / Published: 31/12/2004
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Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299201005
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Sharp, fast-paced...a fascinating glimpse inside the world of newsgathering and of contemporary Russia."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Troubled lovers cling together in a sea of vodka and drugs in this journalist's memoir of her time in Russia....Cohen's language remains as journalistic at the end as it was at the beginning, but when she's describing the Dostoyevskian decline of her romance, her tale becomes simply riveting."--"The New York Times Book Review"

"Business meets sex meets pleasure meets danger meets their mutual love of the journalistic hunt. It's a heady cocktail.... a rather successful job of turning heartbreak into a quick, juicy read. All in all, she offers an interesting, if dark, account of the strange and dangerous places intemperate passions can lead us."--"San Francisco Chronicle"

"[A] fascinatingly moving memoir...told against a backdrop of incredible political upheaval and peppered with a cast of characters as extraordinary as those in the court of Versailles. As Cohen finds out more about Russia, she begins to find out more about herself and Kevin, and it's not very pretty.... At the end of this remarkable book, she's ready--and able--to go home. Sex, power, and politics almost always share the same bed. And whether coexisting in a glittering 17th-century palace or the gritty modern streets of Moscow, they make for reading pleasures as addictive as chocolate."--Caroline Leavitt, "The Boston Globe"


"Sharp, fast-paced...a fascinating glimpse inside the world of newsgathering and of contemporary Russia." "Publishers Weekly""


"Troubled lovers cling together in a sea of vodka and drugs in this journalist's memoir of her time in Russia .Cohen's language remains as journalistic at the end as it was at the beginning, but when she's describing the Dostoyevskian decline of her romance, her tale becomes simply riveting." "The New York Times Book Review""


"Business meets sex meets pleasure meets danger meets their mutual love of the journalistic hunt. It's a heady cocktail.... a rather successful job of turning heartbreak into a quick, juicy read. All in all, she offers an interesting, if dark, account of the strange and dangerous places intemperate passions can lead us." "San Francisco Chronicle""


[A] fascinatingly moving memoir...told against a backdrop of incredible political upheaval and peppered with a cast of characters as extraordinary as those in the court of Versailles. As Cohen finds out more about Russia, she begins to find out more about herself and Kevin, and it s not very pretty.... At the end of this remarkable book, she s ready and able to go home. Sex, power, and politics almost always share the same bed. And whether coexisting in a glittering 17th-century palace or the gritty modern streets of Moscow, they make for reading pleasures as addictive as chocolate. Caroline Leavitt, "The Boston Globe""


"Her story is riveting. The love story is wistful, funny, and wise, woven into a moment in history, also seen with a candid and revealing eye. This is an original-a fresh voice, a great read, a memorable coming of age story." Carol Gilligan, author of "In a Different Voice" and "The Birth of Pleasure""


"Jennifer Cohen writes fearlessly about love, betrayal, and self-discovery in the fresh setting of an expat in post-communist Russia. Anyone who has fallen for the wrong person, or sought adventure, will be captivated by this tale of a young woman learning to become herself amid the swirls and intrigues of Moscow and St. Petersburg." Michele Mitchell, author of "The Latest Bombshell""


"Cohen's Russia is soaked in cigarette smoke, vodka, and sex for hire. She reveals the underside of Russian life, both in its day-to-day decay and the more sensational world of crime and corruption." Tzivia Gover, author of "Mindful Moments for Stressful Days""

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