- Paperback: 114 pages
- Publisher: Wilderness Press (July 5, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0997465727
- ISBN-13: 978-0997465723
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 38 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,330,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Welcome to the Hotel Yalta: Six Stories of Cold War Noir Paperback – July 5, 2016
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About the Author
Victoria Dougherty is the author of Th e Bone Church. She writes fi ction, drama and essays that revolve around lovers, killers, curses and destinies. Her work has been published or profi led in the New York Times, USA Today, Th e International Herald Tribune and elsewhere. Her blog – COLD – features her short essays on faith, family, love and writing. WordPress, the blogging platform that hosts some 72 million blogs worldwide has singled out COLD as one of the top 50 Recommended Blogs on writers and writing. Currently, Ms. Dougherty lives with her family in Charlottesville, VA and has recently completed Th e Hungarian, her second in a series of Cold War themed historical thrillers. Follow COLD at www.victoriadougherty.wordpress.com
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It is a collection of interesting character pieces set in Cold War Europe, each a well written and interesting slice of writing and character examination (varying from lush to sparse depending on the style the author slips on for the story, all a neat fit) that just so happens to intersect with some of the tropes of the genre (casual violence, tradecraft, femme fatales). But the casual sex (present or past) is filled with longing and the spy-bits just happen to be the jobs the characters are playing at as we visit their thoughts during this moment of their lives.
While I'm interested in some level to see how all the intersections play out and if the MacGuffin means anything, it really is besides the point. I'm perfectly pleased with these little character pieces on a standalone basis.
The characters are vivid, the plot lines solid throughout the entire collection. There is well portrayed action and scheming, driven by dark motivation.
Victoria Dougherty's talent as a writer is very evident here, but her grasp of the cold war era mentality is what struck me the hardest.