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The Last Chicken in America

A Novel in Stories

Ellen Litman (Author)

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"[An] elegantly constructed web of stories about Russian-Jewish immigrants....Warm, true and original."—New York Times Book Review

In 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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2008
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33357-2
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 240 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“A beautiful, complex portrait of an immigrant community that, through its heart, virtuosity, humor, and unrelenting precision of vision, ends up being about America itself—about the complicated blessings that freedom, and the possibility of affluence, bring.” — George Saunders

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