Inga's Zigzags


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Ladno Books
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5.5 X 0.79 X 8.5 inches | 0.98 pounds
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"In this well-written debut novel... Miller engagingly presents a heroine caught between contradictions: New York and Moscow; flashy glamour and self-pitying nostalgia; certainty and doubt. A sexy tale with plenty of Russian atmosphere..." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A thrilling ride that zigzags right to your heart." Lara Vapnyar, Author of Still Here

"If you're going to read one bisexual management consulting Russian novel this year, please, dear god, make it this one." -- Gary Shteyngart, author of novels The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Absurdistan, and Super Sad True Story

"Tradition demands that heroines in Russian literature fare poorly. Tolstoy's Karenina jumps in front of a train; Karamzin's Poor Liza drowns herself in a pond, Pasternak's Lara dies in the Gulag. In Inga's Zigzags, Vica Miller's saucy first novel, that tradition may have met its match. Meet Inga Belova, love child of Perestroika, Glasnost, and the global economy, whose vocational ambitions are exceeded only by her appetite for sex. Inga doesn't throw herself in front of trains; she is the train." - Peter Selgin, author of Drowning Lessons, winner of the 2007 Flannery O'Connor Award for Fiction

"Ah, to be in Moscow in 1997, where the men are rich and virile, the women stiletto-clad sylphs, and the economic landscape infinitely fertile... It is somewhat refreshing to meet so confident and ambitious a protagonist... There is plenty of originality in the way Inga's Zigzags adapts the rhythms of a mass-market romance to a relationship you'd never find in Harlequin's archives." -- LAMBDA Literary

"What a delight it was to peel through such a witty, memorable and intelligently written novel. The reader follows the protagonist, Inga Belova, as she zigzags her way from New York, to Moscow, to London with an incalculable rhythm, all the while witnessing the emotional evolution that accompanies this transcontinental journey." -- BRIC Plus Magazine