Format:
Book
Author:
Reyn, Irina, author.
Title:
Mother country : a novel / Irina Reyn.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2019.
Description:
276 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
Nadia's daily life in south Brooklyn is filled with small indignities: as a senior home attendant, she is always in danger of being fired; as a part-time nanny, she is forced to navigate the demands of her spoiled charge and the preschooler's insecure mother; and as an ethnic Russian, she finds herself feuding with western Ukrainian immigrants who think she is a traitor. The war back home is always at the forefront of her reality. On television, Vladimir Putin speaks of the "reunification" of Crimea and Russia, the Ukrainian president makes unconvincing promises about a united Ukraine, while American politicians are divided over the fear of immigration. Nadia internalizes notions of "union" all around her, but the one reunion she has been waiting six years for - with her beloved daughter - is being eternally delayed by the Department of Homeland Security. When Nadia finds out that her daughter has lost access to the medicine she needs to survive, she takes matters into her own hands. -- from Amazon.com
Subjects:
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Ukrainians -- United States -- Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Ukraine -- Fiction.
Genre:
Domestic fiction.
LCCN:
2018039822
ISBN:
9781250076045
1250076048
Other Number:
1031528807
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
413810
Call Number:
813/.6
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
0
# System items in:
0