(From the publisher):
Masha is just out of high school when her family arrives in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh. With touching lightheartedness and tremendous humor, these stories trace her struggles and those of other Russians in the community to find their own place in the new society—seniors alienated from their children, spouses trying to hold their families together while grappling with unemployment and depression, young adults searching for love. In "Dancers" a pair of hedonistic and financially unstable performers invades the home of a married couple. The hero of "The Trajectory of Frying Pans" falls for a coworker who may or may not be trapped in a green-card marriage. In "About Kamyshinskiy" a man, living under the scrutiny of his daughters and neighbors, is trying to start over after the death of his wife. This is an impressive debut about the sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious collision of cultures, religions, and generations in contemporary America.
- The Last Chicken in America
- What Do You Dream Of, Cruiser Aurora?
- In the Man-free Zone
- Russian Club
- Peculiarities of the National Driving
- When the Neighbors Love You
- Among the Lilacs and the Girls
- The Trajectory of Frying Pans
- About Kamyshinskiy
Original title: The Last Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Immigrant
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics→ Linked Stories/novel In Stories