The Lubetkin Legacy
"Don't let them get the flat!' - these are Lily Lukashenko's dying words to her son. North London in the twenty-first century- a place where a son will swiftly adopt an old lady and take her home from hospital to impersonate his dear departed mother, rather than lose the council flat. A time of golden job opportunities, though you might have to dress up as a coffee bean or work as an intern at an undertaker or put up with champagne and posh French dinners while your boss hits on you. A place rich in language - whether it's Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian, Swahili or buxom housing officers talking managementese. A place where husbands go absent without leave and councillors sacrifice cherry orchards at the altar of new builds. Marina Lewycka tells a new, funny, brilliant story of life, love, death and the perils of not being George Clooney in the modern world."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - spiralsheep - LibraryThing
45/2020. Enjoyed this bleakly comic novel until the chapter with a sudden graphic accident, told in the first person, which happened to hit one of my personal squicks. I skipped past the remainder of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - shelleyraec - LibraryThing
I can’t remember why I requested The Lubetkin Legacy for review, I have a feeling it was to satisfy a challenge. Whatever the reason, I’m glad I did, mostly. The Lubetkin Legacy is a quirky, rather ... Read full review