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A dazzling debut novel about a Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream.In this account of two decades in the life of an immigrant household, the fall of communism and the rise of globalization are artfully reflected in the experience of a single family. Ironies, subtle and glaring, are revealed: the Nasmertovs left Odessa for Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, with a huge sense of finality, only to find that the divide between the old world and the new is not nearly as clear-cut as they thought. The dissolution of the Soviet Union makes returning just a matter of a plane ticket, and the Russian-owned shops in their adopted neighborhood stock even the most obscure comforts of home. Pursuing the American Dream once meant giving up everything, but does the dream still work if the past is always within reach?If the Nasmertov parents can afford only to look forward, learning the rules of aspiration, the family’s youngest, Frida, can only look back.In striking, arresting prose loaded with fresh and inventive turns of phrase, Yelena Akhtiorskaya has written the first great novel of Brighton Beach: a searing portrait of hope and ambition, and a profound exploration of the power and limits of language itself, its ability to make connections across cultures and generations.

Hardcover:

9781594632143 | Riverhead Books, July 31, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A dazzling debut novel about a Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream.
9780395512111, titled "Contemporary Business Communications" | Houghton Mifflin, November 1, 1991, cover price $52.76 | also contains Contemporary Business Communications

Paperback:

9781594633829 | Reprint edition (Riverhead Books, August 4, 2015), cover price $16.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9781483008301 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 31, 2014), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [Read by Stefan Rudnicki]A dazzling debut novel about a immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream.
9781483008318 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 31, 2014), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: [Read by Stefan Rudnicki]A dazzling debut novel about a immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781483008295 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 31, 2014), cover price $100.00

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Product Description: Richie Palumbo, the most ordinary of men, gets lost one night in 1969 while driving with his family. He finds himself in Norumbega—a gorgeous, hidden town on the far edges of Boston’s western suburbs. He sees a venerable old house and, without quite knowing why, decides that he must have it...read more

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9780374278670 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 31, 2012, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Richie Palumbo, the most prosaic of men, gets lost one night in 1969 while driving home with his family.

Paperback:

9781250024091 | Picador USA, March 5, 2013, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Richie Palumbo, the most ordinary of men, gets lost one night in 1969 while driving with his family.

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Product Description: Balladeer of the city’s broken and forgotten men, Joseph G. Peterson looks for inspiration in urban side streets and alleys, where crooked schemes are hatched, where lives end violently, and where pretty much everyone is up to no good...read more

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9780875806778 | Northern Illinois Univ Pr, May 15, 2012, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Balladeer of the city’s broken and forgotten men, Joseph G.

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Product Description: Tracing the experiences of three laid-off professionals, this novel follows each person’s search for employment as Baby Boomers. One of them is contacted by a secret online group of activists called Walden 4G. Its mission is to hack investment bankers and hedge funders and destroy their hold on America’s workplace...read more

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9781928734710 | Weddles, April 1, 2012, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Tracing the experiences of three laid-off professionals, this novel follows each person’s search for employment as Baby Boomers.

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Product Description: "Meet Biti Namoeteri, a young man from 'South America's Liechtenstein.' Biti has left his parents' goatherd and come to America to obtain a graduate degree in spiritual geography, never expecting he will become a multi-level marketer or fall in love witha woman named Janet Broccoli...read more

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9781604890846 | Livingston Pr, September 30, 2011, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: "Meet Biti Namoeteri, a young man from 'South America's Liechtenstein.

Paperback:

9781604890853, titled "Americanisation: Lessons in American Culture and Language" | Livingston Pr, September 30, 2011, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: In this comic novel posing as a textbook, Biti Namoeteri comes to the US for graduate school and gets tangled up in multi-level marketing, personal-injury lawsuits, and romance.

Product Description: Ellen Fletcher left an environmental law practice to marry Marshall Patterson, heir to an oil-and-gas exploration company rooted in the energy and optimism of the frontier. Much to the consternation of his family, Marshall's academic interests seem certain to put him in the classroom rather than the boardroom...read more

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9780982327470 | Millichap Books Llc, October 1, 2011, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Ellen Fletcher left an environmental law practice to marry Marshall Patterson, heir to an oil-and-gas exploration company rooted in the energy and optimism of the frontier.

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