Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration
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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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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