Published August 12, 2008
by Touchstone .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||256|
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Exploring struggles of identity, fidelity, and community, What Happened to Anna K. is a remarkable retelling of the Anna Karenina story brought vividly to 3/5(2). “Irina Reyn’s sly wit and perfect-pitch dialogue make this modern-day retelling of Anna Karenina a delight to read. Reyn is a cunning writer who knows her subject —Russian-Jewish immigrants in New York City—inside out, and casts a skeptical glance at their habits, aspirations, and thwarted destinies. Readers should love this novel, whether or not they. What Happened to Anna K. by Irina Reyn. ANNA KARENINA is a classic of modern literature. People from. around the world have read the realist tale of the conflicted. Russian Anna since its publication in the late s, turning page. after brilliant page until Anna meets her tragic end. Exploring struggles of identity, fidelity, and community, What Happened to Anna K. is a remarkable retelling of the Anna Karenina story brought vividly to Author: Irina Reyn.