About this Book
"Stranded in Moscow" explores the life of an American family of four and their life-changing decision to move to Russia in the 1990s. Furmanek, a computer specialist, decides to move to Russia to work for a few years with his wife and two children. However, the gap between the American and Russian culture is too big, and his family struggles to blend into Russian culture. They are forced to draw upon extraordinary resources in order to survive Moscow’s volatile climate. His children become sick, one of them getting ringworm, and they struggle in school because they can't speak Russian. Furmanek’s novel takes the reader through his family’s experiences of being targeted by a scam artist and his break with a Russian gangster.