By Marina Lewycka

ISBN-10: 1429531231

ISBN-13: 9781429531238

With this clever, gentle, and deeply humorous novel, Marina Lewycka takes her position along Zadie Smith and Monica Ali as a author who can trap the unchanging verities of relatives. whilst an aged and newly widowed Ukrainian immigrant publicizes his goal to remarry, his daughters needs to put aside their longtime feud to thwart him. for his or her father's meant is a voluptuous old-country gold digger with a proclivity for eco-friendly satin lingerie and an urge for food for the great lifetime of the West. because the hostilities mount and kin secrets and techniques spill out, a brief heritage of Tractors in Ukrainian combines intercourse, bitchiness, wit, and actual heat in its party of the excitement of getting old disgracefully.

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You said it," Nathaniel retorted. " "Don't pay any attention to him, Nicky," Eleanor said. "Lord Sebastian is a poetry lover, like you. " Nicola shot Lady Sheridan a bewildered glance. "The Grouser," Eleanor prompted helpfully. Understanding dawning, Nicola cried, "Oh, you mean Lord Renshaw? But he isn't my uncle, Lady Sheridan, only my cousin . . and my guardian. And yes, he knows all about it. " She narrowed her eyes at Nathaniel. " Nathaniel opened his mouth to comment on this, but his mother said, before he could utter a sound, "Fine, then.

Unfortunately, it seemed likely Nathaniel would also be there. But Nicola intended to maintain an air of queenly disdain around that person from now on. Imagine, slighting the God in that way! "I must go," Nicola said regretfully to Lady Sheridan. " "You may call upon Eleanor anytime you like, Nicola," Lady Sheridan said, reaching out to wrap her daughter's closest friend in her arms. " Nicola returned the hug gratefully, averting her gaze from Nathaniel, who she saw was still looking at her with a very grim expression on his face.

Oh, Eleanor," Nicola cried. "From Julius Caesar. Don't you remember? " Eleanor shook her head. "How can you talk about Roman emperors at a time like this? " It was at that moment that the God walked up with two cups of punch, one of which he gave to Nicola. "Here you are, Miss Sparks," he said. " Nicola, catching Eleanor's congratulatory look, merely smiled and sipped her punch. She supposed she oughtn't feel so wretched. After all, here she was, having punch with the handsomest man in the room.

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