|Library Binding (Large Print)||2018-04-18||$31.99||478|
|Audible Audio Edition||2018-01-23||$28.00|
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By Xhenet Aliu
Published by Random House on 2018-01-23
FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Historical, RELIGION
This glimmering debut novel reflects on mother-daughter connections, abandonment and resilience, and dreams that endure despite the odds.
Coming of age circa 1996 in Waterbury, Connecticut, a chilly, gritty industrial city of abandoned brass factories and the workers left behind, Elsie dreams of a fast car out of town. Instead, and perhaps inevitably, she finds herself stuck, succumbing to the attentions of Bashkim, an Albanian line cook at the Betsy Ross Diner, where she slings fried foods for locals as a waitress. Bashkim, who has ...
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