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What Happened to Anna K.

Irina Reyn, Karen White (Narrated by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/19/2009)
Hardcover (8/12/2008)
Compact Disc (9/8/2008)
MP3 CD (9/8/2008)

August 2008 Indie Next List

“Irina Reyn's contemporary take on Anna Karenina is not a remake or a parody or even an homage, but its own story, twice-told, you might say. Filled like a blintz with references to all things Russian, this fast-paced yet ever-atmospheric tale of love and illusion (and disillusion) has the weight of a novel with things on its mind. You will be happy to entertain this second story.”
— Stephen F. Shapiro, Rainy Day Books, Fairway, KS
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Indie Next List Highlights 2008

“Irina Reyn's contemporary take on Anna Karenina is not a remake or a parody or even an homage, but its own story, twice-told, you might say. Filled like a blintz with references to all things Russian, this fast-paced yet ever-atmospheric tale of love and illusion (and disillusion) has the weight of a novel with things on its mind. You will be happy to entertain this second story”
— Stephen F. Shapiro, Rainy Day Books, Fairway, KS
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Description

Vivacious thirty-seven-year-old Anna K. is comfortably married to Alex, an older, prominent businessman from her tight-knit Russian-Jewish immigrant community in Queens. But a longing for freedom is reignited in this bookish, overly romantic, and imperious woman when she meets her cousin Katia Zavurov's boyfriend, an outsider and aspiring young writer on whom she pins her hopes for escape. As they begin a reckless affair, Anna enters into a tailspin that alienates her from her husband, family, and entire world. In nearby Rego Park's Bukharian-Jewish community, twenty-seven-year-old pharmacist Lev Gavrilov harbors two secret passions: French movies and the lovely Katia. Lev's restless longing to test the boundaries of his sheltered life powerfully collides with Anna's. But will Lev's quest result in life's affirmation rather than its destruction? Exploring struggles of identity, fidelity, and community, What Happened to Anna K. is a remarkable retelling of the Anna Karenina story brought vividly to life by an exciting young writer.


Praise For What Happened to Anna K.

"An exquisite contemporary love story...a 'Moscow on the East River' that explores issues of love and capitulation that transcend its particular ethnic milieu." ---The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tantor Audio, 9781400138241

Publication Date: September 8, 2008



About the Author

Irina Reyn is a fiction and nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in such publications as the "San Francisco Chronicle," the "Moscow Times," and "Post Road."

Karen White has been narrating and directing audiobooks for more than a dozen years and has well over one hundred books to her credit. Honored to be included among "AudioFile"'s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she is also an Audie Award finalist and has earned multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for narration and direction.