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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Marina Lewycka

The premise of Lewycka's debut novel is classic Viagra comedy: a middle-aged professor's aging and widowed father announces he intends to marry a blonde, big-breasted 30-something woman he has met at the local Ukrainian Social Club in the English town … see full wiki

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Author: Marina Lewycka
Publisher: Penguin
3 reviews about A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
review by . June 20, 2013
I couldn't help thinking about A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian when I saw the story in The New York Times this week about the radical feminist movement Femen, which had its origins, apparently, in the Ukraine.      This group whose members protest topless, "now has chapters in nine countries, on four continents...calls its tactics “sextremism” and its hundreds of mostly volunteer members “shock troops” — frontline soldiers in a …
review by . June 22, 2013
I couldn't help thinking about A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian when I saw the story in The New York Times this week about the radical feminist movement Femen, which had its origins, apparently, in the Ukraine.      This group whose members protest topless, "now has chapters in nine countries, on four continents...calls its tactics “sextremism” and its hundreds of mostly volunteer members “shock troops” — frontline soldiers in a …
review by . November 24, 2008
This book starts with a broadly comic familiar premise (86-year old, recently widowed, Ukrainian emigre Nikolai marries a blond gold-digger 50 years his junior, to the horror of his two daughters) and you can't help wondering if you've signed up for a predictable romp, maybe spiced up with some Ukrainian local color. Fortunately, Marina Lewycka has something more interesting in store than low comedy and lazy stereotypes and the story that unfolds is more nuanced than its initial premise would suggest, …
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