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Author Akhtiorskaya, Yelena.

Title Panic in a suitcase : [a novel] / Yelena Akhtiorskaya.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    AKHTIORSKAYA,YEL    Available
 GDL Central Library Fiction    AKHTIORSKAYA,YEL    Available
Description 307 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Subtitle from cover.
Summary "The Nasmertovs left Odessa for Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, with a huge sense of finality, only to find that the divide between the old world and the new is not nearly as clear-cut as they thought. The collapse of the Soviet Union makes returning just a matter of a plane ticket, and the Russian-owned shops in their adopted neighborhood stock even the most obscure comforts of home. Pursuing the American Dream once meant giving up everything, but does the dream still work if the past refuses to grow distant and mythical, remaining alarmingly within reach? If the Nasmertov parents can afford only to look forward, learning the rules of aspiration, the family's youngest, Frida, can't help looking back--and asking far too many questions of her poor parents"--Dust jacket.
Subject Russian Americans -- Fiction
Immigrant families -- United States -- Fiction.
American Dream -- Fiction.
Intergenerational relations -- Fiction
Brighton Beach (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Genre/Form Domestic fiction
ISBN 9781594632143 (hardback)
1594632146 (hardback)

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