By Elena Gorokhova

ISBN-10: 1439135584

ISBN-13: 9781439135587

Elena Gorokhova's A Mountain of Crumbs is the relocating tale of a Soviet woman who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her place of birth lives by means of. Elena's nation is not any longer the majestic Russia of literature or the tsars, yet a state suffering to preserve its energy and its satisfaction. Born with a wish to discover the realm past her borders, Elena reveals her ardour within the complexity of the English language--but within the Soviet Union of the Nineteen Sixties the sort of ardour verges at the subversive. Elena is managed by means of the kingdom a similar manner she is managed through her mom, a reflect photograph of her motherland: overbearing, protecting, tough to go away. within the conflict among a strong-willed daughter and her authoritarian mom, the daughter, after all, needs to become independent from and depart so that it will survive.

Through Elena's appealing voice, we examine not just the tales of Russian kinfolk lifestyles within the moment 1/2 the 20th century, but additionally the tale of 1 rebellious citizen whose interest and backbone eventually delivery her to a brand new international. it truly is an elegy to the misplaced nation of adolescence, the place those that depart can by no means go back.

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A few days later, when I had been at the hospital for about six weeks, Dad appeared alone in the doorway of my room. He told me we were going to check out, Rex Walls–style. ” I asked. “You just trust your old man,” Dad said. He unhooked my right arm from the sling over my head. As he held me close, I breathed in his familiar smell of Vitalis, whiskey, and cigarette smoke. It reminded me of home. Dad hurried down the hall with me in his arms. A nurse yelled for us to stop, but Dad broke into a run.

When we put down the backseat of the Green Caboose, there was room for everyone to sleep, though sometimes someone’s feet would be sticking in my face. One night a policeman tapped on our window and said we had to leave; it was illegal to sleep on the beach. He was nice and kept calling us. “folks” and even drew us a map to a place where we could sleep without getting arrested. But after he left, Dad called him the goddamn gestapo and said that people like that got their jollies pushing people like us around.

All of Dad’s engineering skills and mathematical genius were coming together in one special project: a great big house he was going to build for us in the desert. It would have a glass ceiling and thick glass walls and even a glass staircase. The Glass Castle would have solar cells on the top that would catch the sun’s rays and convert them into electricity for heating and cooling and running all the appliances. It would even have its own water-purification system. Dad had worked out the architecture and the floor plans and most of the mathematical calculations.

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