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Vita nostra

Author: Marina Di︠a︡chenko; Serhiĭ Di︠a︡chenko; Julia Meitov Hersey
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Harper Voyager hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"While vacationing at the beach with her mother, Sasha Samokhina meets the mysterious Farit Kozhennikov under the most peculiar circumstances. The teenage girl is powerless to refuse when this strange and unusual man with an air of the sinister directs her to perform a task with potentially scandalous consequences. He rewards her effort with a strange golden coin. As the days progress, Sasha carries out other acts
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Schools; Schools; Magic; Magic; Psychological fiction.; Russia; Fantasy.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Di︠a︡chenko; Serhiĭ Di︠a︡chenko; Julia Meitov Hersey
ISBN: 9780062694591 0062694596 9780008272852 0008272859
OCLC Number: 1061860368
Notes: "A novel"--Dust jacket.
Description: 406 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Vita nostra.
Responsibility: by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko ; translation by Julia Meitov Hersey.

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`A dazzling display of Russian magical realism'Daily Mail `I first encountered VITA NOSTRA in 2009, and then, as now, I was stunned by what I read - not just by the story, which was a Read more...

 
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