Marina Lewycka Two Caravans

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Two Caravans

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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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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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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"

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

?[A] comic genius . . . [Lewycka is] more precisely a mistress of the tragicomic, seamlessly welding humor and pathos into realistically zany episodes.?
?"San Francisco Chronicle"

? It's more than just funny. It's also sad and wise and tender and generous and even sexy. . . . One way or another, these strawberry fields are forever.?
?"The Washington Post"

? A stunning novel. . . . "Strawberry Fields" stands along the best of Zadie Smith and Monica Ali. It is sometimes outrageous, sometimes bawdy, and constantly entertaining.?
?"The Seattle Times"

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Two Caravans is the hilarious and engaging second novel from bestselling author Marina Lewycka. A field of strawberries in Kent. And sitting in it are two caravans - one for the men and one for the women. The residents are from all over: miner s son Andriy is from the old Ukraine, while sexy young Irina is from the new: they each other warily. There are the Poles, Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; and Emauel from Malawi. They re all here to pick strawberries in England s green and pleasant land. But these days England s not so pleasant for immigrants. Not with Russian gangster-wannabes like Vulk, who s taken a shine to Irina and thinks kidnapping is a wooing strategy. And so Andriy - who really doesn t fancy Irina, honest - must set off in search of that girl he s not in love with. Immensely appealing. All but sings with zest for life.could hardly be more engaging, shrewd and winningly perceptive Sunday Times Extremely funny, closely observed insights, scenes of farce, tragedy and horror The Times Literary Supplement Hilarious and horrifying, Two Caravans is funny, clever and well observed Guardian Bestselling author Marina Lewkyca has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her hilarious first novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian in 2005, which was the winner of the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction 2005, winner of the Saga Award for Wit 2005, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 and longlisted for the Booker prize 2005. Her other humorous novels We Are All Made of Glue and Various Pets Alive and Dead are also available from Penguin. Two Caravans is published as Strawberry Fields in the USA and Canada. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780241961841

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Two Caravans is the hilarious and engaging second novel from bestselling author Marina Lewycka. A field of strawberries in Kent. And sitting in it are two caravans - one for the men and one for the women. The residents are from all over: miner s son Andriy is from the old Ukraine, while sexy young Irina is from the new: they each other warily. There are the Poles, Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; and Emauel from Malawi. They re all here to pick strawberries in England s green and pleasant land. But these days England s not so pleasant for immigrants. Not with Russian gangster-wannabes like Vulk, who s taken a shine to Irina and thinks kidnapping is a wooing strategy. And so Andriy - who really doesn t fancy Irina, honest - must set off in search of that girl he s not in love with. Immensely appealing. All but sings with zest for life.could hardly be more engaging, shrewd and winningly perceptive Sunday Times Extremely funny, closely observed insights, scenes of farce, tragedy and horror The Times Literary Supplement Hilarious and horrifying, Two Caravans is funny, clever and well observed Guardian Bestselling author Marina Lewkyca has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her hilarious first novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian in 2005, which was the winner of the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction 2005, winner of the Saga Award for Wit 2005, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 and longlisted for the Booker prize 2005. Her other humorous novels We Are All Made of Glue and Various Pets Alive and Dead are also available from Penguin. Two Caravans is published as Strawberry Fields in the USA and Canada. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780241961841

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