At a glance:
- Author: Marina Lewycka
- First Published: 2005
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: From the 1910’s to the 1990’s
- Setting: England, Germany, and Ukraine
- Genres: Long fiction
- Subjects: Twentieth century, Marriage, Immigration or emigration, England or English people, Youth, Old age or elderly people, Russia or Russian people, Great Britain, Aging
- Locales: Europe
People who enjoy watching those daft British comedies on television will likely enjoy reading A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, a funny, slightly offbeat novel written along the lines of the situation comedy formula, right down to one or two characters who speak broken English and use endearments such as “Ah, holubchik. My little pigeon.” The situation in the novel is classic: A dirty, doting old man falls for a sexy, gold-digging bombshell less than half his age. His two daughters, themselves considerably older than the bombshell, engage her and their...
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