The Resource My life at first try : a novel, Mark Budman, (electronic resource)

My life at first try : a novel, Mark Budman, (electronic resource)

Label
My life at first try : a novel
Title
My life at first try
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mark Budman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This semi-autobiographical debut novel chronicles the life of Alex, born in Siberia in 1950, and his dreams of becoming a writer and of meeting Annie, his distant American cousin. As a child, Alex observes a group of foreign tourists do something that non-drunk Soviet adults seldom do: they laugh. Alex yearns to become one of them--a free and happy foreigner. Those aspirations quickly fade as Alex begins to encounter the absurdities and constraints of living in a society where conformity is institutionalized. Hilarious and sometimes sobering, the book's short chapters chronicle making it through the army, mastering the English language, sex, and meeting the girl of his dreams. In 1980, Alex and his young family finally get the chance to move to America. There he realizes that he is finally a foreigner--not the happy foreigner of his dream, but an alien. Ultimately, Alex finds his own place in the world, despite the fact that having the right "to vote for an elephant or an ass" does not necessarily guarantee self-fulfillment
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Budman, Mark
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.U335
LC item number
M92 2008
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews, Russian
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Russians
  • Immigrants
  • Suburban life
  • Siberia (Russia)
  • New York (State)
Label
My life at first try : a novel, Mark Budman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C2512D32-03C9-48CB-820A-5543FF956729
Instantiates
Publication
Color
not applicable
Control code
ocn609853957
Extent
1 online resource (240 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781582439754
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609853957
Label
My life at first try : a novel, Mark Budman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C2512D32-03C9-48CB-820A-5543FF956729
Publication
Color
not applicable
Control code
ocn609853957
Extent
1 online resource (240 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781582439754
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609853957

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