Strawberry Fields

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Penguin, Aug 16, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
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The bestselling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian is back with an ?effervescent comedy? (The New Yorker)

The follow up to her hugely popular first novel presents a Canterbury Tales?inspired picaresque that is also a biting satire of economic exploitation. When a ragtag international crew of migrant workers is forced to flee the strawberry fields they have been working in, they set off across England looking for employment. Displaying the same sense of compassion, social outrage, and gift for hilarity that she showed in A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Marina Lewycka chronicles their bumpy road trip with a tender affection for her downtrodden characters and their search for a taste of the good life.

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After a disastrous strawberry-picking season, Eastern European migrant workers take a road trip across "this other Eden…this earth, this realm, this England" in search of meaning, stability and ... Read full review

Strawberry Fields: A Novel

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Published in the United Kingdom under the titleTwo Caravans , this second novel by the award-winning Lewycka (A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian ) portrays the experience of immigrants working ... Read full review


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byebye strawberry hello mobilfon
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About the author (2007)

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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