Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration

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Syracuse University Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 225 pages
2 Reviews
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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Review: Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration

User Review  - Stefania - Goodreads

I love the sentimental notes and interesting to hear the details of how contemporary refugees leave their homeland behind, how they have to start new lives somewhere else. The only critique I have is ... Read full review

Review: Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration

User Review  - Konstantin Korovyev - Goodreads

Just as in Beckett's famous play "Waiting for Godot," the Soviet Jewish refugees in this colorful, humorous and moving book are waiting for their visas to come to America. America represents a dream ... Read full review

Contents

Wienerwald
3
The Manchurian Trunk
36
Rome Open City
52
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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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