Troika

Troika

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A "brilliant, astonishing modern love story"* and an acclaimed literary debut...
A young Cuban woman passes her nights dancing in a seedy Florida strip club; a Russian orphan loses everything, then builds a new and prosperous life for himself in New York; a woman struggles to maintain her dignity and hope after a life-changing accident these are the three members of the troika whose story is told in this dazzling literary debut.
Their lives unexpectedly intertwined, Perla, Julian and Sophie discover a world a way of life that forces them to challenge their definitions of commitment, love and trust, a world that heals old wounds and inspires them to transform tragedy into beauty.
What a great gallop through the landscape of the human heart, what a brilliant, astonishing modern love story, what a beautiful pair of heroines, what an amazing journey from the plantains of Little Havana and a Fort Lauderdale strip club to Fifth Avenue and East Hampton, what a ride to a complex and satisfying redemption, what a glorious testimony to the way damage can become a lovely destiny, what a book! *Susan Cheever"
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Product details

  • Hardback | 278 pages
  • 160 x 231 x 30mm | 476g
  • United States
  • English
  • 039916748X
  • 9780399167485

Review quote

"I. Love. This. Book. It's fucking fantastic. Poignant, painful, impeccably realized, and ultimately joyful. I am so grateful to Adam Pelzman for creating this gem of a world."--Ayelet Waldman, author of "Love and Treasure"

"What a great gallop through the landscape of the human heart, what a brilliant, astonishing modern love story, what a beautiful pair of heroines, what an amazing journey from the plantains of Little Havana and a Ft. Lauderdale strip club to Fifth Avenue and Easthampton, what a ride to a complex and satisfying redemption, what a glorious testimony to the way damage can become a lovely destiny, what a book!" --Susan Cheever "An electrifying read. Pelzman plunges us deep into the lives of his characters, makes us feel their joys and sorrows on a visceral level, and beautifully renders the mysteries of love." --Alice LaPlante, "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Turn of Mind"

.".. fascinating...the writing is so beautiful and powerful and the premise so unusual and interesting...Pelzman's talent and vision are formidable..."--"Publisher's Weekly"
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About Adam Pelzman

Adam Pelzman has been a software entrepreneur, an attorney, and a private investigator. He studied Russian literature at the University of Pennsylvania and received a law degree from UCLA. He lives in New York City with his son. "Troika "is his first novel.
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454 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 25% (115)
4 37% (167)
3 25% (114)
2 9% (41)
1 4% (17)
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