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What Happened to Anna K. - A Novel

Irina Reyn

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.

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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Genres:

Fiction

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen White

Length:

9h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

25:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

41:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:09