Read by: Rebecca Soler

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  • Audiobook Download – Unabridged
  • ISBN 9780698171473
  • 9:30:00 Duration
  • Penguin Audio
  • Adult


“[W]hat a brilliant, astonishing modern love story…”—Susan Cheever
Perla is a beautiful young Cuban-American woman who lives with her mother in a modest house in Miami’s Little Havana. After her father’s death, she finds herself leading a secret life.
Julian is from Russia. His father was a legendary Siberian hunter who fell victim to his own bravery. When Julian is forced into an orphanage, he discovers that he has more in common with his father than he originally thought.
Taken under the wing of a gruff, elderly businessman, Julian makes his way to New York City . . . and, years later, into the club where Perla is dancing. Soon after they meet, Perla is on a plane to Manhattan at the mysterious request of Julian’s friend—a journey that will change the course of her life.


“Poignant, painful, impeccably realized.”—Ayelet Waldman, author of Love and Treasure

“Electrifying…beautifully renders the mysteries of love.”—Alice LaPlante, New York Times bestselling author of Turn of Mind

“A Cuban stripper and a Russian orphan: Adam Pelzman mixes them up and produces a wicked, sexy and ultimately life-affirming cocktail.”—Simon Doonan, author of The Asylum

Troika is literary gold, and Adam Pelzman is a shooting star.”—

“Riveting drama and sensuous prose make for an unforgettable love story.”—Kirkus Reviews

“So beautiful and powerful…Pelzman’s talent and vision are formidable.”—Publishers Weekly

“Troika opens in a strip club, an unlikely setting for a love story. Author Pelzman plays with reader expectations throughout his debut novel, delaying the introduction of the third member of his love triangle until deep into the book. The payoff is significant and surprising. Pelzman inhabits each of these characters with an intimate first person, and each point of view sounds authentic, as well as distinct from the others.” —Booklist

“A wonderful debut novel. It’s sophisticated, mature and refreshingly novel.”—The Star-Ledger 
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