Thorndike Press

The Imperial Wife

  • Irina Reyn
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  • ISBN-10: 1410495361
  • ISBN-13: 9781410495365
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • 494 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2017

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Tanya Kagan, a rising specialist in Russian art, is trying to entice Russia’s wealthy oligarchs to bid on the biggest sale of her career, The Order of Saint Catherine, while making sense of the sudden, unexplained departure of her husband. Suspenseful and beautifully written, The Imperial Wife asks whether we view female ambition any differently today than we did in the past.


Customer Reviews

With its sharp characterizations and unexpected twists, Reyn’s novel keeps readers on their toes. Both women elicit compassion due to their position as outsiders, and their stories intertwine in playful and profound ways.

— Booklist

A twist at the end pulls the stories together in a satisfying manner. The stories of two eras and two marriages are related in evocative language steeped in keenly observed details.

— Kirkus Reviews