Moscow Farewell

George Feifer
1976
The Viking Press

This "profoundly erotic, profoundly compelling" (The Los Angeles Times) account of an American students adventures in Russia is a classic revelation of her eternal qualities. The unforgettable cast of characters is led by his beautiful, capricious girlfriend and a supreme hedonist who has been called The Russian Falstaff. Submerged in the supposedly puritan countrys private devotion to food, drink, sex, and despair, the narrator, a London reviewer found, seems to catch the soul of the Soviet citizen. Feifer is possibly unique, a second London critic delighted, for having written a book with several layers of brilliance.