The Russian Debutante's HandbookBook - 2002
The Russian Debutante's Handbookis infused with energy and wit and a brilliant use of language. Hilarious, extravagant, yet uncannily true to life, it follows the adventures of Vladimir, a young Russian-American immigrant, whose capitalist dreams and desires for a girlfriend lead him off the straight and narrow and into uncharted territory. Taking us from the dreary confines of New York City's Emma Lazarus Immigrant Absorption Society to the hip frontier wilderness of Prava-the Eastern European Paris of the nineties-whose grand and glorious beauty is marred only by the shadow of the looming statue of Stalin's foot, The Russian Debutante's Handbookis both a madcap adventure and a serious look at what it means to be an outsider in America, and what it means to be an American.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c2002
Branch Call Number: FIC Shtey 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 452 p