A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

by Marina Lewycka

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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

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.

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Challenge: Read Around Europe Challenge
Country: Ukraine flag Ukraine
Language: EN
Genre: Comic
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022

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