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Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian, A Paperback – 31 March 2006

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Product details

  • ASIN : 0141020520
  • Publisher : Penguin (General UK); 1st edition (31 March 2006)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780141020525
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0141020525
  • Dimensions : 19.56 x 12.7 x 2.29 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 686 ratings

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It's rare to find a first novel that gets so much right . . . Lewycka is a seriously talented comic writer ― Time Out

More than just a jolly romp with political undertones is the way it captures the peculiar flavour of Eastern European immigrant life . . . a very rich mixture indeed, as well as very enjoyable reading ― Daily Express

Funny, gritty, original ... one I adore ― Independent

Remarkable, a lovely novel ― Sunday Telegraph

An extraordinary read . . . nothing short of amazing. A rare treat, all too easy to gulp down in one greedy sitting ― Spectator

Outstanding ― Literary Review

Extremely funny ― The Times

Intelligent, lively, well written and compassionate ― Financial Times

Ploughs a rich comic furrow ― Daily Telegraph

A clever, touching story ― Economist

About the Author

Marina Lewycka was born of Ukrainian parents in a refugee camp in Kiel, Germany, at the end of the war, and grew up in England. She teaches at Sheffield Hallam University. She is married, with a grown-up daughter, and lives in Sheffield. Her first novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, was translated into 28 languages and was also long listed for The Man Booker Prize 2005, short listed for The Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 and winner of the Bollinger Everyman prize for Comic Fiction 2005 and the Saga Award for Wit 2005. Her second novel Two Caravans is published in February 2007.

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