Shelfari edited the description of I Russian Bride: A Novel in Letters Wednesday, July 6, 2011.
I Russian Bride tells the story of a Russian woman in love with an American man through a means only possible in our technological world. It is a story of true love and naiveté underscored by the uncertainty inherent in a virtually-connected world. Ivana’s emails to her belovéd leave unanswered questions lurking about the honesty of relationships and the potential for deception in human interactions. A distinct distance from the outside world pervades in sometimes fairytale-like letters, while heavier letters recall modern struggles in Russia and the changes in interpersonal relationships brought about by asynchronous communication modes on the Internet.