By Olga Grjasnowa,Eva Bacon

An award-winning debut novel a few quirky immigrant’s trip via a multicultural, post-nationalist landscape
Set in Frankfurt, All Russians Love Birch Trees follows a tender immigrant named Masha. Fluent in 5 languages and ready to get through in different others, Masha lives together with her boyfriend, Elias. Her most sensible acquaintances are Muslims suffering to procure place of dwelling allows, and her mom and dad not often depart the home other than to match fuel costs. Masha has approximately accomplished her experiences to develop into an interpreter, while without warning Elias is hospitalized after a significant football damage and dies, forcing her to query a previous that has haunted her for years.
Olga Grjasnowa has a different reward for seeing the humorous part of even the main tragic occasions. With cool irony, her debut novel tells the tale of a headstrong younger girl for whom the problem of beginning and nationality is immaterial—her Jewish heritage has taught her she will be able to live on at any place. but Masha isn’t built to accommodate grief, and this all-too-normal shortcoming offers a very bittersweet caliber to her adventures.

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