Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration

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Syracuse University Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 225 pages
In 1987 a young, Jewish man, the central figure in this captivating book, leaves Moscow for good with his parents. They celebrate their freedom in opulent Vienna and spend two months in Rome and the coastal resort of Ladispoli.

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WAITING FOR AMERICA: A Story of Emigration

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A Russian-Jewish family spends a summer in Italy as they wait for their U.S. visas.In 1987, after waiting nine years to be permitted to emigrate, the 20-year-old author, along with his aunt ... Read full review


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Maxim D. Shrayer is professor of Russian and English and chair of the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages at Boston College.

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