Experience a hectic second life in Moscow

Book: A Week In The Life of Svitlana by Ajay Kamalakaran

I am very interested in cities, how people in cities live and books that have a city as an important part of the story. If you are also one of those people who look forward to understanding the city as a character in the book or movies that pay attention to the place in the background, this book is for you.

I am very interested in cities and how people in cities live. I also like books that have a city as an important part of the story and I think I am not the only one who looks forward to this when we pick up a book. If you are also one of those people who look forward to understanding the city as a character in the book, if you the person who loves movies that pay attention to the place in the background, this book is for you.

This is also Ajay’s second book. His earlier book also had a very important geographical element – the island of Sakhalin in the Russian far-east. That book was set in the heady days at the start of the century when there was an oil boom on the Sakhalin island, a boom that attracted people from all over the world, including Ajay from India. This book moves a few time zones westwards and is set in the heart of Russian the Russian universe – Moscow.

This book is a very interesting introduction to Moscow, a city that I know very little about, through the life of a Ukrainian single mother. The book is a short and breezy read. If you are on a diet of personal stories, people post about their lives on an hourly basis on social media, across platforms you will find the pace of this book very interesting. This book is a peek into the life of a single mother as she juggles multiple things – work, child, boss, chores, aspirations, me-time, friends, love, intimacy, etc., over a week in Moscow.

Interestingly, she is also a Ukrainian in Russia and the people you meet are going to change your perception of what the Russian city is like. It will also give you a taste of what it is like to live in that city.

I am very interested in cities and how people in cities live and books that have a city as an important part of the book and I think I am not alone. If you are also one of those people who look forward to understanding the city as a character in the book or movies that pay attention to the place in the background, this book is for you.

This is also Ajay’s second book. His earlier book also have a very important geographical element – the island of Sakhalin in the Russian far-east. While that book was set in the heady days at the start of the century when there was an oil boom there, a boom that attracted people from all over the world, including Ajay from India, this book is set in the heart of Russian identity – Moscow.

Ajay Kamalakaran

Must add that the author seems to be very interested in politics and that adds an extra layer to the book.

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