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Marina Lewycka - A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

Winner of The Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction.

Shortlisted for The Women's Prize for Fiction.

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian was bestselling author Marina Lewycka's bestselling debut novel which has sold over one million copies worldwide.

"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."

Lewycka tells the side-splittingly funny story of two feuding sisters, Vera and Nadezhda, who join forces against their father's new, gold-digging girlfriend.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Humorous Fiction
  • Published : 2005 (This Edition 2021 - Penguin)
  • ISBN : 9780241961827
  • SKU : B000400
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"I like how the characters are so rich and real. I really got mad against Valentina, but then increasingly conflicted as I realized that the protagonist's father was equally to blame for the insane situation described in the book. It makes you realize how complicated we are - how we can be brilliant in some areas of our lives and then complete idiots in others, without even noticing it, much to the detriment of our loved ones. A wonderful and thoughtful book. And totally off the wall." - Goodreads Review.

The Author
Marina Lewycka is of Ukrainian origin and was born in a refugee camp in Kiel, Germany, during World War II. She studied at Keele University, and has written a number of books of practical advice for carers of the elderly, published by Age Concern. She lectures in media studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Her first novel, The Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (2005), tells of the exploits of two feuding sisters trying to save their elderly father from a Ukrainian divorcee, Valentina. This book won the 2005 Saga Award for Wit, the 2005 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction.

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