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Hottest Dishes of the Tatar Cuisine, the (2010) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Rosa Achmetowna is the outrageously nasty and wily narrator of this rollicking family saga from the author of Broken Glass Park When she discovers that her seventeen-year-old daughter, “stupid Sulfia,” is pregnant by an unknown man she does everything to thwart the pregnancy, employing a variety of folkloric home remedies. But despite her best efforts the baby, Aminat, is born nine months later at Soviet Birthing Center Number 134. Much to Rosa’s surprise and delight, dark eyed Aminat is a Tartar through and through and instantly becomes the apple of her grandmother’s eye. While her good for nothing husband Kalganow spends his days feeding pigeons and contemplating death at the city park, Rosa wages an epic struggle to wrestle Aminat away from Sulfia, whom she considers a woefully inept mother. When Aminat, now a wild and willful teenager, catches the eye of a sleazy German cookbook writer researching Tartar cuisine, Rosa is quick to broker a deal that will guarantee all three women a passage out of the Soviet Union. But as soon as they are settled in the West, the uproariously dysfunctional ties that bind mother, daughter and grandmother begin to fray.

Original title: Die schärfsten Gerichte der tatarischen Küche
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalImmigrant
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindDysfunctional Families

Edition #1: The Hottest Dishes of the Tatar Cuisine

The Hottest Dishes of the Tatar Cuisine (2011)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Tim Mohr
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The Hottest Dishes of the Tatar Cuisine (April 26, 2011)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Europa Editions
ISBN: 9781609450069
Pages: 304

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