Panic in a suitcase: a novel

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"A dazzling debut novel about a Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream. In this account of two decades in the life of an immigrant household, the fall of communism and the rise of globalization are artfully reflected in the experience of a single family. Ironies, subtle and glaring, are revealed: 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 dissolution 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 is always within reach? If the Nasmertov parents can afford only to look forward, learning the rules of aspiration, the family's youngest, Frida, can only look back. In striking, arresting prose loaded with fresh and inventive turns of phrase, Yelena Akhtiorskaya has written the first great novel of Brighton Beach: a searing portrait of hope and ambition, and a profound exploration of the power and limits of language itself, its ability to make connections across cultures and generations"--
"The story of an immigrant family living in Brooklyn's Little Odessa, and the obstinate uncle who resists his family's and their adopted country's promise of a superior life"--
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subject_facet American Dream -- Fiction, Brighton Beach (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, FICTION / Cultural Heritage, FICTION / General, FICTION / Literary, Immigrant families -- United States -- Fiction, Intergenerational relations -- Fiction, Russian Americans -- Fiction
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title Panic in a suitcase a novel
title_display Panic in a suitcase
title_full Panic in a suitcase / Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Panic in a suitcase : a novel [electronic resource] / Yelena Akhtiorskaya
title_short Panic in a suitcase
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topic American Dream Fiction, Brighton Beach (New York, N.Y.) Fiction, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Fiction, FICTION / Cultural Heritage, FICTION / General, FICTION / Literary, Immigrant families United States Fiction, Intergenerational relations Fiction, Russian Americans Fiction
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