Today I'm posting a very interesting feature as part of the Dancer Daughter Traitor Spy blog tour. I personally haven't heard most of what's in the list but I've always been a fan of playlists and discovering new songs, so let's give this one a try, shall we?
Marina’s mixed tape. Influenced by Benjamin. Best played as the Q train heads north through Brooklyn.
Marina and Ben's mixed tape (on spotify)
Dancing Barefoot - Patti Smith
Moving in Stereo - The Cars
As - Stevie Wonder
Jive Talkin - Bee Gees
I’ll Be There - Jackson 5
Love is a Stranger - Eurythmics
I Ran So Far Away - Flock of Seagulls
One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx
Ya idu po ulitse - Viktor Tsoi
Nikita of Ryazan - Boris Grebenshikov
What I Like About You - The Romantics
More than This - Roxy Music
Give it a listen and tell me what you think, okay?
Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy
by Elizabeth Kiem
Published August 13th 2013 by Soho Teen
They thought they had run far enough...
Marina Dukovskaya is poised to make her debut as the Bolshoi's prima ballerina, an Artist of the People hand chosen by Leonid Brezhnev's regime, just as her mother Sveta was years ago. But that was then. Now, Sveta spends her time loudly claiming knowledge of a sinister government secret (that she acquired through “visions,” no less).
When she disappears, institutionalized by the government, they tell Marina “It’s for her own good.”
Fearing arrest as Sveta’s sympathizers, Marina and her father defect to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. But it seems theworst of old Russia’s crooks and con men have followed, and Marina finds herself suddenly alone when her father’s entanglement in the burgeoning Russian mob ends in tragedy. Tragedy Marina foresaw. Maybe Sveta’s visions weren’t all in her head after all.
Either way, Marina has a deadly mystery on her hands.
DANCER DAUGHTER TRAITOR SPY, Elizabeth Kiem’s debut novel, draws on the author’s years living in the Soviet Union just after its collapse. Combining the Cold War intrigue of The Americans, the cutthroat atmosphere of the elite ballet academies at the Bolshoi and Lincoln Center, and the frenetic pulse of New York City in the early ‘80s, Dancer Daughter Traitor Spy is a new breed of spy novel.
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