MY SERGEI by Ekaterina Gordeeva


A Love Story
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 The jacket of this memoir seems to promise a fairy tale, as does the simple title. But, as everyone knows, there is no ``happily ever after'' in this story. Gordeeva and her husband, Sergei Grinkov, were two-time Olympic gold medalists in pairs skating who captured the world's heart with their fluid, flawless artistry and with the love that had developed between them (the two had started skating together when Gordeeva was only 11 and Grinkov 15). They married, had a daughter--and then, on Nov. 20, 1995, during a practice session, Grinkov collapsed on the ice and died soon after of a heart attack. Here the 25-year-old widow tells their story with a naive simplicity and innocence, lacking the womanly grace that embodied her love when she was on the ice with her husband. (16 pages color photos and 40 b&w photos) (Literary Guild alternate selection; Doubleday Book Club featured alternate)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-446-52087-X
Page count: 224pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1996