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Jennifer Beth Cohen

Lying Together : My Russian Affair

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ISBN: 0299201007
Издательство: University of Wisconsin Press
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 218
Book Description In January 1998, while the rest of her newsroom is chasing the Monica Lewinsky story, television journalist Jennifer Cohen gets a lead that takes her out of covering that scandal and deep into another one—thetrafficking of sex slaves from the former Soviet Union into the United States. Knowing that the college crush she never quite forgot works for a St. Petersburg newspaper, she hires him to help out. Much to their surprise, they fall madly in love over thousands of miles of telephone line. Within weeks, Cohen finds herself engaged to marry a man she barely knows and on a plane to Russia. No one could have predicted the total collapse that followed—of the Russian economy, of her fiance’s sobriety, of Cohen's mental health and physical safety, and of her professional aspirations. Cohen's vivid descriptions of her life in anything-goes Moscow—bribing government officials, meeting pimps in...