A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian

March 28, 2006|
A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
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With this wise, tender, and deeply funny novel, Marina Lewycka takes her place alongside Zadie Smith and Monica Ali as a writer who can capture the unchanging verities of family. When an elderly and newly widowed Ukrainian immigrant announces his intention to remarry, his daughters must set aside their longtime feud to thwart him. For their father’s intended is a voluptuous old-country gold digger with a proclivity for green satin underwear and an appetite for the good life of the West. As the hostilities mount and family secrets spill out, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian combines sex, bitchiness, wit, and genuine warmth in its celebration of the pleasure of growing old disgracefully.
Marina Lewycka was born of Ukrainian parents in a refugee camp at the end of World War II and grew up in England. In the course of researching her family roots for this novel, she uncovered no fewer than three long-lost relatives.
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Title:A Short History Of Tractors In UkrainianFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 7.76 X 5.14 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 7.76 X 5.14 X 0.62 inPublished:March 28, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143036742

ISBN - 13:9780143036746

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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