The Last Chicken in America

The Last Chicken in America

A Novel in Stories

Book - 2007
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WW Norton
Twelve linked, wryly humorous stories about an unforgettable cast of Russian-Jewish immigrants trying to assimilate in a new world.
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.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of linked stories features Russian immigrants living in a suburban neighborhood of Pittsburgh, who are caught between the collision of cultures, religions, social customs, and generational attitudes.

Norton Pub
Twelve linked, wryly humorous stories about an unforgettable cast of Russian-Jewish immigrants trying to assimilate in a new world.
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.

Blackwell North Amer
Masha is just out of high school when her family arrives in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh. With touching lightheartedness and tremendous humor, the stories in this book trace her struggles and those of other Russians in the community to find their 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" the home of a married couple is invaded by a pair of hedonistic and financially unstable performers. 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, tries to start over after the death of his wife.

Baker
& Taylor

A volume of twelve interconnected stories about a group of Russian-Jewish immigrants and their struggles to assimilate in a new world follows the experiences of recent high-school graduate Masha and her neighbors in a Pittsburgh community that is beset by such characters as hedonistic dancers, a man in love with a mail-order bride, and a scrutinized widower. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393065114
Branch Call Number: Fiction Litman
Characteristics: 236 p. ; 22 cm

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