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The hottest dishes of the Tartar cuisine, (ebook)

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The hottest dishes of the Tartar cuisine
Title
The hottest dishes of the Tartar cuisine
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Language
eng
Summary
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Finalist for the German Book Award Favorite Read of the Year in the Huffington Post and the Wall Street JournalIn her second novel, Russian-born Alina Bronsky gives readers a moving portrait of the devious limits of the will to survive. The narrator of this rollicking family saga is the outrageously mischievous Rosa Achmetowna, whom The Millions calls "one of the most fascinating women in the world. "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. Told with sly humor and an anthropologist's eye for detail, The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine is the story of three unforgettable women whose destinies are tangled up in a family dynamic that is at turns hilarious and tragic
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Midwest
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1978-
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Bronsky, Alina
Dewey number
833/.92
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Soviet Union
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adult
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The hottest dishes of the Tartar cuisine, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781609459581
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12046834
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12046834
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MWT12046834
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The hottest dishes of the Tartar cuisine, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609459581
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12046834
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12046834
System control number
MWT12046834
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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