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The Girl Who Lost Her Compass

The Girl Who Lost Her Compass

Marie Shantie


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Veronika is her own worst enemy, a teenage beauty who can seduce her way in and out of every situation -or so she thinks. Driven by poverty and pipedreams of night-club knights in shining armour, Veronika careens recklessly from one dangerous situation to another.

When Veronika meets Sasha, he seems like everything she's been waiting for, handsome, wealthy, and helplessly in love with her. But true love is short lived for opportunists like our heroine, who seems always to want more than she's prepared to pay for.

Miraculously outrunning drug addiction and battery of body and soul, Veronika's dream comes true when she escapes the despair of her home country, reinventing herself as a model in the Land of the Free. But can she outrun fate?

Set between Russia and the United States, Marie Shantie seamlessly weaves two disparate worlds together in this gripping tale of drugs, sex and a girl who lost her way.

ISBN : 978-1-80074-952-8

Published: 26/01/2023

Pages : 108

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Marie Shantie

The author of the novella, just like her heroine, was born and raised in the Soviet Union and emigrated to the United States in the late 1990s. The author is a practicing licensed psychotherapist, for many years she has been working with mentally ill people and with drug and alcohol addiction patients. Therefore, one of her tasks, already as a writer, was to reveal the problem of addiction more deeply and, possibly, influence the prejudice against those who could not cope with life's difficulties, did not find internal and external support, and therefore turned to drugs.

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