|Casual (2005) [Novel]|
by Oksana Robski
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(From the publisher):
Moscow's exclusive Rublyovka neighborhood is the decadent playground of the Russian nouveau riche. Here, dachas come complete with steam baths, heated floors, and live-in masseurs; poodles are dyed pink to match designer dresses; days of haute couture shopping slip into nights of cocaine-fueled partying; and the city's most glamorous celebritiesóincluding Oscar-winning directors, world-renowned politicians, and gorgeous movie starsórub shoulders with its most notorious tycoons.
Oksana Robski knows firsthand the gripping reality of life in Rublyovka. Based on the author's own experiences, Casual tells the story of a wealthy young woman whose husband is mysteriously gunned down outside their Moscow apartment. Determined to avenge his murder while maintaining her lavish lifestyle, she must navigate through a treacherous labyrinth of high society and low company.
From running her own business to negotiating with hit men, the resilient widow becomes intimately involved in the corrupt and dangerous underbelly of the Russian business world. At once an entrepreneur and socialite, she and her equally rich and beautiful friends attend Moscow's wildest parties, spend thousands on plastic surgery, and stop at nothing to snag rich husbands.
Original title: Casual
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Rich & Famous
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest