I gotta say, this is really devastating. Even in the worst circumstances in the Soviet Union, there was some emotion: longing, sadness, despair.
I'm with Bonnie :-(
Ok, I must be an idiot! What's ferragamos? Did I even spell it right?! I am 10% into the book. So, I passed this part. Maybe I wasn't paying attention?On another note, it's great to be back with Tatiana and Alexander! Oh, I've missed them!:) Michelle
Michelle, Ferragamos are shoes, NY shoes. Alexander didn't like to see her in anything that had to do with NYC.
As a testament to what one misses on the first read-through, I actually downloaded the sample version of The Summer garden since I couldn't find the Ferragamos in my paperback copy and couldn't guesstimate what 2 percent of it would be lol!SO, they also sounded like rad Ferragamos - green and strappy! And she tossed her pretty ruched clothes and did what sounds like nondescript Russian peasant clothes again! Even in her turmoil, Tatiana is chic.
Oh! Thanks!!I do remember when she threw the stuff out. :) Michelle
Okay, I'm this far now... (having to swag % read since Nook shows page numbers equivalent to the book... so going by % of pages) I'm having trouble liking Alexander much right now. I know he had it bad... I know he has PTSD, though I don't think they called it that then... but why does he have to be so cold to Tania? He dreamed of this time for so long... just not good.
Clay - I am SO GLAD you have this reaction - because it sounds like mine. And I keep beating myself up for getting mad at Alexander. I almost feel like it would be an easier pill to swallow if he were in a robe and comfy PJs in a veterans hospital somewhere, rocking back and forth and staring at his spoon. But his sheer meanness is just incredibly hard on the soul. And kudos to Paullina because I would stake my life on the fact that this is exactly how many traumatized men act when they return from war.