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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Author: Marina Lewycka

ISBN: 9780141020525
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 325
Published: 2 March 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.7
Description:
When their recently widowed father announces he plans to remarry, sisters Vera and Nadezhda realise they must put aside a lifetime of feuding in order to save him. His new love is a voluptuous gold-digger from the Ukraine half his age, with a proclivity for green satin underwear and boil-in-the-bag cuisine, who stops at nothing in her single minded pursuit of the luxury Western lifestyle she dreams of. But the old man, too, is pursuing his eccentric dreams - and writing a history of tractors in Ukrainian.

A wise, tender and deeply funny novel about families, the healing of old wounds, the trials and consolations of old age and - really - about the legacy of Europe's history over the last fifty years.

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian has won the Saga Award for Wit 2005, the British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year 2006, and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2006.

About the Author

Marina Lewycka lives in Sheffield with her husband and daughter, and teaches at Sheffield Hallam University.

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