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Strawberry Fields

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The bestselling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian is back with an ?effervescent comedy? (The New Yorker)
The follow up to her hugely popular first novel presents a Canterbury Tales?inspired picaresque that is also a biting satire of economic exploitation. When a ragtag international crew of migrant workers is forced to flee the strawberry fields they have been working in, they set off across England looking for employment. Displaying the same sense of compassion, social outrage, and gift for hilarity that she showed in A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Marina Lewycka chronicles their bumpy road trip with a tender affection for her downtrodden characters and their search for a taste of the good life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143113550
  • 9780143113553
  • 206,640

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a[A] comic genius . . . [Lewycka is] more precisely a mistress of the tragicomic, seamlessly welding humor and pathos into realistically zany episodes.a a"San Francisco Chronicle" a Itas more than just funny. Itas also sad and wise and tender and generous and even sexy. . . . One way or another, these strawberry fields are forever.a a"The Washington Post" a A stunning novel. . . . "Strawberry Fields" stands along the best of Zadie Smith and Monica Ali. It is sometimes outrageous, sometimes bawdy, and constantly entertaining.a a"The Seattle Times"
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About Marina Lewycka

Marina Lewycka was born of Ukrainian parents in a refugee camp at the end of World War II and grew up in England. In the course of researching her family roots for this novel, she uncovered no fewer than three long-lost relatives.
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5,258 ratings
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4 36% (1,917)
3 36% (1,918)
2 10% (552)
1 3% (140)
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