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Russian tattoo : a memoir / Elena Gorokhova.

Gorokhova, Elena, (author.). Gorokhova, Elena. Mountain of crumbs. (Added Author).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 92 GOROKHO (Text) 79361000091908 Adult Nonfiction - Biography Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library B GOROKHOVA, ELENA (Text) 37500004356560 Biographies Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B GOROKHOVA GOROKHOVA (Text) 33946002983067 Biographies . End of Nonfiction section . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781451689822
  • ISBN: 1451689829
  • Physical Description: 317 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.

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Summary, etc.: "An exquisite portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey, from the author of A Mountain of Crumbs--the memoir that 'leaves you wanting more' (The Daily Telegraph, UK). In A Mountain of Crumbs Elena Gorokhova describes coming of age behind the Iron Curtain and leaving her mother and her Motherland for a new life in the United States. Now, in Russian Tattoo, Elena learns that the journey of an immigrant is filled with everyday mistakes, small humiliations, and a loss of dignity. Cultural disorientation comes in the form of not knowing how to eat a hamburger, buy a pair of shoes, or catch a bus. But through perseverance and resilience, Elena gradually adapts to her new country. With the simultaneous birth of her daughter and the arrival of her Soviet mother, who comes to the US to help care for her granddaughter and stays for twenty-four years, it becomes the story of a unique balancing act and a family struggle. Russian Tattoo is a poignant memoir of three generations of strong women with very different cultural values, all living under the same roof and battling for control. Themes of separation and loss, grief and struggle, and power and powerlessness run throughout this story of growing understanding and, finally, redemption. 'Gorokhova writes about her life with a novelist's gift,' says The New York Times, and her latest offering is filled with empathy, insight, and humor"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gorokhova, Elena.
Gorokhova, Elena > Family.
Russian Americans > Biography.
Russians > United States > Biography.
Immigrants > United States > Biography.
Women > United States > Biography.
Mothers and daughters > United States.
Intergenerational relations > United States.

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