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Description:ISBN 0143113011 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Anya Ulinich / Edition: Reprint / Paperback / 336 Pages / Book is published 2008-03-25 by ... more
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Anya Ulinich Petropolis
Pages: 324, Edition: Reprint, Paperback, Penguin Books
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by - written on 11/11/08, updated on 27/01/12 (Very useful, 268 readings)
"For a Jew, you sure look like a Negro". This from a well-meaning acquaintance, what Sasha Goldberg usually experiences from her classmates is not so 'nice' but brutal bullying. The notion of PC hasn't yet reached her town, Asbestos2, in central Siberia. We get to know Sasha when she's 14 years old, she lives together with her mother, her father defected to America some years before. Mrs Goldberg is a librarian and thus a member of the intelligentsia, she tries to find an adequate activity for her daughter, but ballet, figure-skating or playing the violin are doomed to failure from the beginning; Sasha is chubby, clumsy and free of any talent. ... Read the complete review
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