Waiting for America

Waiting for America

A Story of Emigration

eBook - 2012
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In 1987 a young Jewish man, the central figure in this book, leaves Moscow for good with his parents. They celebrate their freedom in Vienna and spend two months in Rome and the coastal resort of Ladispoli. While waiting in Europe for a U.S. refugee visa, the book's twenty-year-old poet quenches his thirst for sexual and cultural discovery. Through his colorful Austrian and Italian misadventures, he experiences the shock, thrill, and anonymity of being in a Western democracy, running into European roadblocks while shedding Soviet social taboos. As he anticipates entering a new life in America, he movingly describes the baggage that exiles bring with them, from the inescapable family ties to the sweet cargo of memory.
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2012 (Baltimore, Md. : Project Muse, 2012) (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012)
Edition: 1st paperback ed
ISBN: 9780815651802
0815651805
0815609973
9780815609971
0815651805
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 electronict text (xi, 225 pages) : )

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