A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 28, 2006 - Fiction - 304 pages
18 Reviews
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 fatherís 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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Review: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

User Review  - Nandakishore Varma - Goodreads

There is an episode in the comedy sitcom Mind Your Language, where Jeremy Brown's motley crew of students drawn from all over the world to learn English tell jokes to pass the time. Juan Cervantes ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

User Review  - Gerard - Goodreads

This is becoming somewhat disappointing--too stereotypical and superficial in its humour and somewhat too flat in the language (even though there are exceptions)... I'm heading for two stars at most ... Read full review

Contents

ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
EIGHT
EIGHTEEN
NINETEEN
TWENTY
TWENTYONE
TWENTYTWO
TWENTYTHREE
TWENTYFOUR
TWENTYFIVE

NINE
TEN
ELEVEN
TWELVE
THIRTEEN
FOURTEEN
FIFTEEN
SIXTEEN
SEVENTEEN
TWENTYSIX
TWENTYSEVEN
TWENTYEIGHT
TWENTYNINE
THIRTY
THIRTYONE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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About the author (2006)

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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