The Resource Russian tattoo : a memoir, Elena Gorokhova

Russian tattoo : a memoir, Elena Gorokhova

Label
Russian tattoo : a memoir
Title
Russian tattoo
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Elena Gorokhova
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An exquisite portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey, from the author of A Mountain of Crumbs--the memoir that 'leaves you wanting more' (The Daily Telegraph, UK). In A Mountain of Crumbs Elena Gorokhova describes coming of age behind the Iron Curtain and leaving her mother and her Motherland for a new life in the United States. Now, in Russian Tattoo, Elena learns that the journey of an immigrant is filled with everyday mistakes, small humiliations, and a loss of dignity. Cultural disorientation comes in the form of not knowing how to eat a hamburger, buy a pair of shoes, or catch a bus. But through perseverance and resilience, Elena gradually adapts to her new country. With the simultaneous birth of her daughter and the arrival of her Soviet mother, who comes to the US to help care for her granddaughter and stays for twenty-four years, it becomes the story of a unique balancing act and a family struggle. Russian Tattoo is a poignant memoir of three generations of strong women with very different cultural values, all living under the same roof and battling for control. Themes of separation and loss, grief and struggle, and power and powerlessness run throughout this story of growing understanding and, finally, redemption. 'Gorokhova writes about her life with a novelist's gift,' says The New York Times, and her latest offering is filled with empathy, insight, and humor"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Gorokhova, Elena
Dewey number
  • 305.8917/1073092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.R9
LC item number
G67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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Gorokhova, Elena
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gorokhova, Elena
  • Gorokhova, Elena
  • Russian Americans
  • Russians
  • Immigrants
  • Women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Intergenerational relations
Label
Russian tattoo : a memoir, Elena Gorokhova
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781451689822
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)873006383
  • 526256
  • (OCoLC)ocn873006383
  • 526256
Label
Russian tattoo : a memoir, Elena Gorokhova
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781451689822
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)873006383
  • 526256
  • (OCoLC)ocn873006383
  • 526256

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