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What Happened to Anna K.: A Novel

by Irina Reyn

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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.… (more)
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    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (sparemethecensor)
    sparemethecensor: Irina Reyn updates the classic _Anna Karenina_ to the Russian diaspora of New York City.
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I looked forward to reading this and am sad that I didn't like it. Didn't like Anna at all. I thought the author describing her boobs (and the words used) not once but twice in the few pages I read was really weird. ( )
  Kuglar | Mar 28, 2018 |
The writing this book was just ok. I did like that we were not bombarded with more detail than we needed, but none of the characters was that interesting. I enjoyed learning about the Bukharian community. ( )
  suesbooks | Jan 14, 2018 |
I'm ambivalent about this book. It was a really interesting story about the culture of Russian immigrants and Jews. There was really only one person that I could say wasn't deeply flawed. The book was a well-written study of human character and relationships. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
I'm ambivalent about this book. It was a really interesting story about the culture of Russian immigrants and Jews. There was really only one person that I could say wasn't deeply flawed. The book was a well-written study of human character and relationships. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
I think this book would have been a lot more meaningful if I'd actually read Anna Karenina already. But as it was, it was a very interesting story, well written and entertaining. And it made me want to read the original even more than I wanted to before! ( )
  MizPurplest | Sep 21, 2015 |
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Anna K. was not the only pale woman in black shearling to glide along 108th Street in Rego Park, but she was the most striking.
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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.

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