The Contestants: Charlotte and Sally
The Book: Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
The Parameters: 817 pages, 36 days. Whoever gets the furthest in the book wins.
The Dates: December 19 to January 24
The Prize: A dinner at the winner’s restaurant of choice.
What People are Saying: "It's gonna be a long trek in the arid Tolstoy desert"; "Well, really there are no winners, just a couple of well-read losers".
Note: If a contestant miraculously finishes the whole book before January 24, they are to inform Mediator Maya, who will officially end the contest and announce the victor.