A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian
An accomplished and witty debut novel that will appeal to fans of Zoe Heller and Kate Atkinson. For years, Nadezhda and Vera, two Ukrainian sisters, raised in England by their refugee parents, have had as little as possible to do with each other - and they have their reasons. Now they must save their elderly father from the interest of the money-grabbing bombshell Valentina. As she turns the family house upside down, old secrets come falling out, including the most deeply buried one of them all from the War. In the meantime, oblivious to it all, their father carries on with the great work of his dotage, a grand history of the tractor. Lewycka has a unique and humorous style that carries this tantalising story through to its poignant conclusion.