The Last Chicken In America: A Novel In Stories by Ellen LitmanThe Last Chicken In America: A Novel In Stories by Ellen Litman

The Last Chicken In America: A Novel In Stories

byEllen Litman

Paperback | August 26, 2008

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In twelve "pristine, entrancing" (Booklist) linked stories, Ellen Litman introduces an unforgettable cast of Russian-Jewish immigrants trying to assimilate in a new world. Tender and wryly funny, these stories trace Masha's and her fellow immigrants' struggles to find a place in a new society—lonely seniors, families grappling with unemployment and depression, and young adults searching for love.
Ellen Litman is the author of the story collection The Last Chicken in America, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award and for the Young Lions Fiction Award. She has been the recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and her work has appeared in Best New American Voices, Best of Tin House, American Odysse...
Title:The Last Chicken In America: A Novel In StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.55 inPublished:August 26, 2008Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393333574

ISBN - 13:9780393333572

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A beautiful, complex portrait of an immigrant community that, through its heart, virtuosity, humor, and unrelenting precision of vision, ends up being about America itself—about the complicated blessings that freedom, and the possibility of affluence, bring. — George Saunders