9780547746999

Stalina

  • ISBN 13:

    9780547746999

  • ISBN 10:

    0547746997

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/15/2011
  • Publisher: Mariner Books

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Summary

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Stalina Folskaya's homeland is little more than a bankrupt country of broken dreams. She flees St. Petersburg in search of a better life in America, leaving behind her elderly mother and the grief of the past. However, Stalina quickly realizes that her pursuit of happiness will be a hard road. A trained chemist in Russia, but disillusioned by her prospects in the US, she becomes a maid at The Liberty, a "short-stay" motel on the outskirts of Hartford. Able to envision beauty and profit even here, Stalina convinces her boss to let her transform the motel into a fantasy destination. Business skyrockets and puts the American dream within Stalina's sights. A smart, fearless woman like Stalina can go far . . . if only she can reconcile the ghosts of her past. Obsessed with avenging her family while also longing for a new life, Stalinais a remarkable immigrant's tale about a woman whose imaginationand force of personalitywill let her stop at nothing.

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