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Title:
The Red cabbage cafe
Author:
Treitel, Jonathan.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Pantheon Books, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
185 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780394587660
Format :
Book

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In this tragicomic tale of an innocent abroad in early 1920s Moscow, Humphrey Veil, an Anglo-American-German engineer uncompromisingly devoted to Lenin, is working with the Soviets to build their new subway system. He falls in love with the formidable Sophia, an artist who fashions lifelike wax mannequins and divides her love life in comradely fashion between Humphrey and Gritz, a bearish stereotype of the Russian poet. When Lenin dies and Stalin comes to power, trouble is in store for Humphrey: like so many foreigners who go abroad to do good works, his altruism is rewarded with failure and hardship. Treitel's debut as a novelist is intelligent, creative, and entertaining. For readers of more serious fiction.-- Dean Willms, Fort Collins P.L., Col. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.