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The last chicken in America : a novel in stories

Author: Ellen Litman
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Twelve linked, wryly humorous stories about an unforgettable cast of Russian-Jewish immigrants trying to assimilate in a new world"--Publisher website (October 2007).
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Litman
ISBN: 9780393065114 0393065111 9780393333572 0393333574
OCLC Number: 123119879
Awards: Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (First Fiction) 2007
Description: 236 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The last chicken in America --
What do you dream of, Cruiser Aurora? --
Charity --
In the man-free zone --
Russian club --
Dancers --
Peculiarities of the national driving --
When the neighbors love you --
Among the lilacs and the girls --
The trajectory of frying pans --
About Kamyshinskiy --
Home.
Responsibility: Ellen Litman.
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"[An] elegantly constructed web of stories about Russian-Jewish immigrants...Warm, true and original."-New York Times Book Review  Read more...

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"A beautiful, complex portrait of an immigrant community that, through its heart, virtuosity, humor, and unrelenting precision of vision, ends up being about America itself-about the complicated Read more...

 
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