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Invitation to a bonfire / Adrienne Celt.

Invitation to a bonfire / Adrienne Celt.
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ISBN 9781408895153 (paperback)
Author Celt, Adrienne author.
Title Invitation to a bonfire / Adrienne Celt.
Publisher/Date London : Raven Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.
Pagination etc. vi, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Note In the 1920s, Zoya Andropova, a young refugee from the Soviet Union, finds herself in the alien landscape of an elite all-girls New Jersey boarding school. Having lost her family, her home, and her sense of purpose, Zoya struggles to belong, a task made more difficult by the malice her peers heap on scholarship students and her new country's paranoia about Russian spies. When she meets the visiting writer and fellow Russian émigré Leo Orlov--whose books Zoya has privately obsessed over for years--her luck seems to have taken a turn for the better. But she soon discovers that Leo is not the solution to her loneliness: he's committed to his art and bound by the sinister orchestrations of his brilliant wife, Vera. As the reader unravels the mystery of Zoya, Lev, and Vera's fate, Zoya is faced with mounting pressure to figure out who she is and what kind of life she wants to build. Grappling with class distinctions, national allegiance, and ethical fidelity--not to mention the powerful magnetism of sex--Invitation to a Bonfire investigates how one's identity is formed, irrevocably, through a series of momentary decisions, including how to survive, who to love, and whether to pay the complicated price of happiness.
Subject Boarding schools -- Fiction
Russian Americans -- Fiction
Refugees -- Fiction
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
Russians -- New Jersey -- Fiction
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Fiction
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Shelf Location F CELT
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