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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Gold Dust
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'In Cold War Leningrad, Sofi and her cousins Natalya and Lena hope for a different life for themselves. Their dreams of the West - of fame and wealth and beautiful things - sustain them through creeping poverty, the long shivering winters, and the loss of their fathers. When the fall of the Soviet Union brings them new opportunities, the three girls decide they'll stop at nothing to make their dreams come true.

'Each woman grasps at a new life in Europe and, for a while, it seems fortune has smiled on them. But gradually things unravel as reality fails to live up to their teenage dreams.

'Sofi's life in a small village in rural France is idyllic, but her husband is remote and cool. Nataliya shines on the red carpets and at the fashion shows of London, but her success is precariously reliant on another's whims. Lena has two beautiful children and a loving husband, but in her mind her sister casts too long a shadow directly and she becomes obsessed with the past.

'Dissatisfactions prompt jealousies, rivalries and betrayals. As their relationships splinter, none of them is aware of a dark figure from their Russian years, and the bad luck that still lies in wait for them...'

Source: Author's website, http://www.kimwilkins.com/
Sighted: 24/09/2008

Notes

  • Epigraph: He who remembers old wrongs may lose an eye; he who forgets them surely will lose both. Poverty is cunning. - Russian proverb

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Livre Australia , 2008 .
      image of person or book cover 8767280836830412661.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: vii, 536p.p.
      Reprinted: 2009
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: September 2008.
      ISBN: 9780733621789
Alternative title: Über den Himmel hinaus Roman
Language: German
    • Munich,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Diana-Verl ,
      2011 .
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      Extent: 575p.p.
      ISBN: 9783453354609, 3453354605

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Works about this Work

[Review] Gold Dust Rachel Wilson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 88 no. 2 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of Gold Dust Kimberley Freeman , 2008 single work novel
[Review] Gold Dust Rachel Wilson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 88 no. 2 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of Gold Dust Kimberley Freeman , 2008 single work novel
Last amended 13 Feb 2020 09:49:42
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  • London,
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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