This compelling account of an American student's adventures in Russia is a classic revelation of her eternal qualities. The unforgettable cast of characters is led by his beautiful, capricious girlfriend and a supreme hedonist who has been called The Russian Falstaff. Submerged in the supposedly puritan country's private devotion to food, drink, sex, and despair, the narrator, a London reviewer found, "seems to catch the soul of the Soviet citizen." "Feifer is possibly unique," a second London critic delighted, "for having written a book with several layers of brilliance."
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The first time I read Feifer's book, I was 14 years old. I read it again this summer, after I had returned from Russia, a trip that 'Moscow Farewell' helped inspire. The book is so brilliant, so accurate, so timeless that some 30+ years later, the paralells between his life in Moscow and mine in St. Petersburg are eerie. It is a story that lives in your imagination and your heart, and I often find myself wondering about George and his life after the book ends...It is one of those books you can never forget.