A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Marina Lewycka

"An amusing, astonishing debut . . . about how a family learns to let go of the past and live and love in the present." —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Title A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Author Marina Lewycka
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 28 March 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 304 p.
ISBN-10 0143036742
ISBN-13 9780143036746
Publication Date 28 March 2006
Main content page count 304
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.00

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