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Author Di︠a︡chenko, Marina, author.

Title Vita nostra / by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko ; translation by Julia Meitov Hersey.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Harper Voyager, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F DYACHENKO, M.    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION DIACHENKO    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  S-F DYACHENKO, M.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Sci-fi/Fantasy  F DYACHENKO    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  FANTASY DIACHENKO, MARINA    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  FIC DYACHENKO    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Fiction  FIC-DYA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC DYACHENKO, M    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Adult Fiction  F DYACHENKO, MARINA    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC DYACHENKO    Check Shelf
Edition First Harper Voyager hardcover edition.
Description 406 pages ; 24 cm
Summary While vacationing at the beach with her mother, Sasha Samokhina meets the mysterious Farit Kozhennikov under the most peculiar circumstances. The teenage girl is powerless to refuse when this strange and unusual man with an air of the sinister directs her to perform a task with potentially scandalous consequences. He rewards her effort with a strange golden coin.As the days progress, Sasha carries out other acts for which she receives more coins from Kozhennikov. As summer ends, her domineering mentor directs her to move to a remote village and use her gold to enter the Institute of Special Technologies. Though she does not want to go to this unknown town or school, she also feels it's the only place she should be. Against her mother's wishes, Sasha leaves behind all that is familiar and begins her education.As she quickly discovers, the institute's "special technologies" are unlike anything she has ever encountered. The books are impossible to read, the lessons obscure to the point of maddening, and the work refuses memorization. Using terror and coercion to keep the students in line, the school does not punish them for their transgressions and failures; instead, their families pay a terrible price. Yet despite her fear, Sasha undergoes changes that defy the dictates of matter and time; experiences which are nothing she has ever dreamed of . . . and suddenly all she could ever want.
Subject Teenage girls -- Abuse of -- Fiction.
Psychological abuse -- Fiction.
Manipulative behavior -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fantasy fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Added Author Di︠a︡chenko, Serhiĭ, 1945- author.
Hersey, Julia Meitov, translator.
Added Title Vita nostra. English
Other Form: ebook version : 9780008272876
ISBN 9780062694591
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