A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
WINNER OF THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN PRIZE FOR COMIC FICTION
'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.'
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
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - asxz - www.librarything.com
Hmm... perhaps if I'd known that this was marketed as a "comic" novel I might not have started it. It was perfectly fine although it was neither one thing nor the other and certainly not funny in the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SadieBabie - LibraryThing
About immigration & the knock-on effect the World Wars had on people in the East even up to this day, but told in a light, funny story. I enjoyed it a lot, although I suspect I missed some of the ... Read full review