A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

Product Number: EB00389736
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101201060
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

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.

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Author(s): Marina Lewycka
Awards:2005-Fiction-Longlist-Man Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Mar 28, 2006

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