Oksana Robski's "Casual", this fascinating Russian adventure, offers its reader the opportunity to cast a glance at today' Moscow's society, revealing a scenario surprisingly similar to the author's life story. Oksana Robski confesses she only has written this novel for fun, without planning to transform her life experience into a bestseller. Well, what is there to do when you are a successful business-woman and shopping getaways at Milan aren't enough to entertain you? It seems writing can be an alternative...The novel's subject revolves around a woman of the newly-upstart class of the Russian society. After she (the author never mentions the heroine's name) finds out Serge, her husband, is cheating on her with a model-look blonde, she has to face another unpleasant surprise: Serge is killed by a hatchet man, and the police is suspecting her of murdering him. As if it hadn't been enough, she also has to take care of Serge's pregnant mistress and of his chauffeur, who was hurt during the attempt. But when living in a world where crime itself is..."casual", nothing can scare you anymore. That's why our heroine starts her own business, finds her husband's killer, takes care of her chatty friends' love issues and still has time to...fall in love!"Casual", considered to be the first Russian "chick-novel", is an inside-view of a world in which crime, corruption and fraud are routine for women who, beside shopping, spa visits and dying their poodles, look after their children, manage successful businesses and have the strength to start it over again whenever they need to. Nothing but a life lesson "made in Russia"!