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The Last Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories

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Publisher Comments:

'Masha is just out of high school when her family arrives in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh. With touching lightheartedness and tremendous humor, these stories trace her struggles and those of other Russians in the community to find their own place in the new society\'\"seniors alienated from their children, spouses trying to hold their families together while grappling with unemployment and depression, young adults searching for love. In \"Dancers\" a pair of hedonistic and financially unstable performers invades the home of a married couple. The hero of \"The Trajectory of Frying Pans\" falls for a coworker who may or may not be trapped in a green-card marriage. In \"About Kamyshinskiy\" a man, living under the scrutiny of his daughters and neighbors, is trying to start over after the death of his wife. This is an impressive debut about the sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious collision of cultures, religions, and generations in contemporary America.'

Synopsis:

"[An] elegantly constructed web of stories about Russian-Jewish immigrants....Warm, true and original."--

Synopsis:

In twelve "pristine, entrancing" () linked stories, Ellen Litman introduces an unforgettable cast of Russian-Jewish immigrants trying to assimilate in a new world. Tender and wryly funny, these stories trace Masha's and her fellow immigrants' struggles to find a place in a new society--lonely seniors, families grappling with unemployment and depression, and young adults searching for love.

About the Author

Ellen Litman received a Ronna Jaffe Award and earned her MFA from Syracuse University. She immigrated to the United States from Moscow in 1992 and currently teaches at the University of Connecticut. She lives in Willimantic, Connnecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393333572
Author:
Litman, Ellen
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.18x5.52x.59 in. .43 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "[An] elegantly constructed web of stories about Russian-Jewish immigrants....Warm, true and original."--
"Synopsis" by , In twelve "pristine, entrancing" () linked stories, Ellen Litman introduces an unforgettable cast of Russian-Jewish immigrants trying to assimilate in a new world. Tender and wryly funny, these stories trace Masha's and her fellow immigrants' struggles to find a place in a new society--lonely seniors, families grappling with unemployment and depression, and young adults searching for love.
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