July 14, 2015

#SRC2015: Pieces by Maria Kostaki

When her mother, Anna, abandons her to move abroad with her new husband, Sasha is passed around her three grandparents in Cold War-era Moscow, attending first grade with a Lenin star pinned to her breast. Five years later, Anna and her husband reappear and whisk Sasha off to a better life in Athens, Greece. But they are not the gallant rescuers they first appear to be, and Sasha soon finds herself caught between a violent stepfather and a psychologically abusive mother. In her struggle to survive in her new world, Sasha turns to a world of invisible friends even as she continues to long for something real. At turns haunting and uplifting, Pieces is the story of one girl s survival and self-discovery and her continual search for love in a world where she has been given none."
 About the Author

Maria Kostaki is a native of Moscow, Russia, but has spent most of her adult life on a plane from Athens, Greece to New York City and back. She holds a master’s in journalism from New York University, where she was a recipient of a grant from the Knight Foundation. She has worked as an editor and staff writer for Odyssey magazine in Athens and New York, and her nonfiction has appeared in publications including Elle D├ęcor and Insider Magazine. Her fiction has appeared in Flashquake and Mediterranean Poetry.



This one is a solid take it or leave it.  I am so all over the place with it I just don't know what to say.  This is another book that deals with a parent abandoning a child.  

The story in this book had me me like loving then hating it then loving it. 

So my best advice is to read the about this book above and then decide if you want to read it or not.  It was very good but its kinda all over the place with the feels. 

 Go Into This One Knowing 
Parent Abandonment, Alcoholism 











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