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Author Odoevt︠s︡eva, Irina, 1895-1990, author.

Title Isolde / Irina Odoevtseva ; translated from the Russian by Bryan Karetnyk and Irina Steinberg ; and with an introduction by Bryan Karetnyk.

Publication Info. London : Pushkin Press, 2019.
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F ODOEVTSE    AVAILABLE
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Description 313 pages : portrait ; 17 cm
Summary "No, I'm no queen, she repeated. In fact, I'm very modern. Why do you look at me like that? Left to her own devices in Biarritz, fourteen-year-old Russian Liza meets an older English boy, Cromwell, on a beach. He thinks he has found a magical, romantic beauty and insists upon calling her Isolde; she is taken with his Buick and ability to pay for dinner and champagne. Disaffected and restless, Liza, her brother Nikolai and her boyfriend Andrei enjoy Cromwell's company in restaurants and jazz bars after he follows Liza back to Paris - until his mother stops giving him money. When the siblings' own mother abandons them to follow a lover to Nice, the group falls deeper into its haze of alcohol, and their darker drives begin to take over. First published in 1929, Isolde is a startlingly fresh, disturbing portrait of a lost generation of Russian exiles by Irina Odoevtseva, a major Russian writer who has never before appeared in English."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Russians -- France -- Fiction.
Exiles -- Fiction.
Young adults -- Alcohol use -- Fiction.
Genre Bildungsromans.
Added Author Karetnyk, Bryan, translator, writer of introduction.
Steinberg, Irina, translator.
ISBN 9781782274773 (paperback)
1782274774 (paperback)
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