5 Works in Gorky Park (1983)

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    Illya took off his turtleneck and sat down on the unmade bed. He could hear the kitchen sink dripping to its own weak rhythm, breaking the silent darkness of the apartment. One thought occupied his mind, one name beating at the walls of his skull like those very drops. From behind his palms, rubbing at his face, he peaked at the electronic alarm clock set on his night-stand – the red numbers told him 00:30. He outstretched one arm and grabbed his cassette-player, which he had so masterfully turned into a transmitter and receiver.

    The wet pace of the sink murmured relentlessly: Arkady. Arkady. Arkady.

    Late 1970s. When Arkady meets Illya for the first time, he's confused about his future, in hot waters with his powerful father -- a Red Army General -- and probably with the Party too. Alternating POV. A multi-chaptered, detailed recount of how the two men came to know, trust, love each other.

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    "Illya turns around to look at him too. Suddenly, he remembers the last time someone did something like that for him – jumping in mid-fight, a fight that with him, inside him, was lost from minute number one. That was Gaby, Gabrielle, and now she is gone. This new thought, freshly processed, is enough to bend him in two. He feels his knees give in, and next he’s crouching on the floor, hands clasping at his stomach."

    KGB Headquarters, 1980s. An unexpected announcement triggers Illya into an episode, and feelings re-surface in all their destructiveness. Arkady Renko, Illya's trainee, struggles to understand what his mentor is going through.

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    A few months after Irina's death, Arkady Renko gets assigned a new case that will bring him to discover the dark secrets of the Russian underworld.

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    Written 14 Feb 2014

    If anyone is interested, the 'one,' the 'beloved comrade' is Arkady Renko of Gorky Park (the movie and the book.) The second 'he' is Loki. Obvs. :)

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    He wonders if he'll ever see her again. (Arkady/Irina)

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