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In her stunning debut novel, Anya Ulinich delivers a funny and unforgettable story of a Russian mail-order bride trying to find her place in America. After losing her father, her boyfriend, and her baby, Sasha Goldberg decides that getting herself to the United States is the surest path to deliverance. But she finds that life in Phoenix with her Red Lobster-loving fiancé isn't much better than life in Siberia, and so she treks across America on a misadventure-filled search for her long- lost father. Petropolis is a deeply moving story about the unexpected connections that create a family and the faraway places that we end up calling home.

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Sasha Goldberg is the ultimate outsider: she's a chubby, biracial Jewish girl from the Siberian town of Asbestos 2. Her father takes off for the United States, and leaves Sasha to navigate adolescence in a bleak apartment bloc with her overbearing mother. Sasha falls in love with an art school drop-out who lives inside a concrete pipe in the town dump. Following her heart gets her into trouble at home, so she flees Russia as a mail-order bride and lands in suburban Arizona. Sasha manages to escape her Red Lobster-loving fianc? and embarks on a misadventure-filled journey across America in search of her father.

Anya Ulinich has crafted an unforgettable story of familial fault lines, cross-cultural confusion, and the beguiling allure of new beginnings. "Petropolis" is a funny and poignant debut marking the arrival of a major new voice in fiction.

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In her stunning debut novel, Ulinich delivers a funny and unforgettable story of a Russian mail-order bride trying to find her place in America. "Petropolis" is a deeply moving story about the unexpected connections that create a family and the faraway places that people end up calling home.

About the Author

Anya Ulinich was seventeen when her family left Moscow and immigrated to the United States. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago and received an MFA in painting from the University of California. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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amabre, July 18, 2009 (view all comments by amabre)
The more I read, the more I felt I had to read. This is good stuff. Funny, honest, heartbreaking, beautiful.

Its a coming of age story about a biracial jewish(ish) girl who emmigrates to America as a mail order bride. You can't help but fall in love with Sasha and root for her to pull through all of her troublesome (yet fascinating!) experiences.



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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143113010
Author:
Ulinich, Anya
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Emigration and immigration
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Teenage mothers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.96x5.48x.69 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 336 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143113010 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sasha Goldberg is the ultimate outsider: she's a chubby, biracial Jewish girl from the Siberian town of Asbestos 2. Her father takes off for the United States, and leaves Sasha to navigate adolescence in a bleak apartment bloc with her overbearing mother. Sasha falls in love with an art school drop-out who lives inside a concrete pipe in the town dump. Following her heart gets her into trouble at home, so she flees Russia as a mail-order bride and lands in suburban Arizona. Sasha manages to escape her Red Lobster-loving fianc? and embarks on a misadventure-filled journey across America in search of her father.

Anya Ulinich has crafted an unforgettable story of familial fault lines, cross-cultural confusion, and the beguiling allure of new beginnings. "Petropolis" is a funny and poignant debut marking the arrival of a major new voice in fiction.

"Synopsis" by , In her stunning debut novel, Ulinich delivers a funny and unforgettable story of a Russian mail-order bride trying to find her place in America. "Petropolis" is a deeply moving story about the unexpected connections that create a family and the faraway places that people end up calling home.
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