Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Lewycka, Marina “Two Caravans”

Lewycka, Marina “Two Caravans” - 2007

After having read and enjoyed “A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian”, I was interested in reading the next book by this author.

As in her first book, Marina Lewycka describes the life of Ukrainians (and Polish) citizens in England, this time they are no immigrants but seasonal/migrant workers. Again, an easy read, interesting and quite enjoyable. A lot of information about those cheap workers that most Western European countries import to do their dirty or hard work, the dreams they have when they come to our countries, the way they are treated and how they find their way - or not.

The characters are described very well, you meet them in a setting that makes it easy to follow their lives, wanting to help or sometimes kick them, depending on the situation.

As with her first book, I didn't really find it funny but a very good read.

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