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The Resource A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

Label
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Title
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Statement of responsibility
Marina Lewycka
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN PRIZE FOR COMIC FICTION WINNER OF THE SAGA AWARD FOR WIT 2005SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2005 'Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcée. He was eighty-four and she was thirty-six. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade, churning up the murky water, bringing to the surface a sludge of sloughed-off memories, giving the family ghosts a kick up the backside.' Sisters Vera and Nadezhda must aside a lifetime of feuding to save their émigré engineer father from voluptuous gold-digger Valentina. With her proclivity for green satin underwear and boil-in-the-bag cuisine, she will stop at nothing in her pursuit of Western wealth. But the sisters' campaign to oust Valentina unearths family secrets, uncovers fifty years of Europe's darkest history and sends them back to roots they'd much rather forget . . .A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian is bestselling author Marina Lewycka's hilarious and award winning debut novel. 'It's rare to find a first novel that gets so much right . . . Lewycka is a seriously talented comic writer' Time Out 'Hugely enjoyable...yields a golden harvest of family truths' Daily Telegraph 'Delightful, funny, touching' Spectator Bestselling author Marina Lewkyca has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her hilarious first novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian in 2005, which was the winner of the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction 2005, winner of the Saga Award for Wit 2005, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 and longlisted for the Booker prize 2005. Her other humorous novels Two Caravans (published as Strawberry Fields in the USA and Canada), We Are All Made of Glue and Various Pets Alive and Dead are also available from Penguin
Summary
Putting aside a lifetime of rivalry when they learn that their recently widowed father is planning to remarry a gold-digging woman, sisters Vera and Nadezhda find themselves outmaneuvered by their father's scheming fiancée, a situation that is compromised by a hurricane, family secrets, and their father's obsession with tractor history
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132046
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Lewycka, Marina
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:708a4e6e-508f-497a-90bb-98968842ddf5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141900520
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optical disk
Label
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:708a4e6e-508f-497a-90bb-98968842ddf5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141900520
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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