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  • Petropolis by Anya Ulinich

    4 posts, 4 voices, 923 views, started Feb 23, 2008

    Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 by Yana Berlin


    • Diamond

      Ulinich’s novel draws a vivid picture of Russian-Jewish girl Sasha Goldberg’s who is a disappointment to her mother and who is searching for her disappeared father.

      In the gloomy Siberian town Asbestos 2, Sasha struggles to please her mother Lubov. Not musically inclined and too chubby for ballet lessons, she finds her passion in drawing. Lubov's goal is to get Sasha out of Asbestos 2. After falling in love with the first guy she meets, Sasha becomes pregnant and Lubov has another challenge to deal with.

      Ulinich delivers a novel that grabs the reader with the first few pages and provides an accurate look into life in the old Soviet Union and the struggles that Russian people dealt with.

      I thoroughly enjoyed this book and appreciated the humor and tragedy that the author depicted in every page.


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