The Last Chicken in America
A Novel in Stories
By (author) Ellen Litman
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Last Chicken in America by Ellen Litman
Book DescriptionIn twelve "pristine, entrancing" (Booklist) linked stories, Ellen Litman introduces an unforgettable cast of Russian-Jewish immigrants trying to assimilate in a new world. Tender and wryly funny, these stories trace Masha's and her fellow immigrants' struggles to find a place in a new society-lonely seniors, families grappling with unemployment and depression, and young adults searching for love.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393333572
(211mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Ellen Litman
Ellen Litman is the author of the story collection The Last Chicken in America, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award and for the Young Lions Fiction Award. She has been the recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and her work has appeared in Best New American Voices, Best of Tin House, American Odysseys: Writing by New Americans, Dossier, Triquarterly, Ploughshares, and other publications. Born in Moscow, she teaches writing at the University of Connecticut and lives in Mansfield.
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