by Yelena Akhtiorskaya
Hardcover, 307 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27.95 |
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Follows a family of Russian immigrants who move to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, and discover that the lines between the old world and the new are very blurred and the things they thought they had left behind are readily available in America.
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July 31, 2014 Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking, uniquely American chronicle of a family of Soviet immigrants who have transplanted a bit of their home to Brooklyn's Brighton Beach.
July 24, 2014 Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut novel is about a family that emigrates from Odessa to the Russian enclave of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, N.Y. It's a funny tale full of insider knowledge and offbeat words.
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