Lenin Lives Next Door: Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow
By Jennifer Eremeeva
Hardcover with dust jacket/6”x9”/b&w/298 pages/2014/for sale online
ISBN 978-1937650315/$24.95/available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble
“You can’t make this stuff up.” So says American writer, Imperial Russia enthusiast, and veteran expatriate, Jennifer Eremeeva, who has lived for the last twenty years in Russia with HRH, her Handsome Russian Husband (occasionally aka Horrible Russian Husband) and their growing daughter. Luckily for Eremeeva, she didn’t need to make up most of the events that inspired this, her first work of fiction.
Based on Eremeeva’s two decades in Russia, Lenin Lives Next Door knits together vignettes of cross-cultural and expatriate life with sharp observation, colorful historical background, and engaging humor. Each thematic chapter is an anecdotal exploration of an aspect of life in today’s Russia, told with the help of a recurring cast of eccentric Russian and expat characters.
Lenin Lives Next Door was a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in the categories of Humor/Comedy and Travel, as well as a two-category finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards, and an International Book Awards finalist in Best New Fiction and General Fiction.