Two Caravans

Lewycka, Marina

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In a Kent field, and around their caravans, a group of strawberry pickers celebrate a birthday. But what lies behind the buy-one-get-one-free offers at the supermarket and who picks the strawberries? The Ukrainians, the Poles, the Chinese? And although he can’t pick strawberries, there’s also the dog!

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Two Caravans is the hilarious and engaging second novel from bestselling author Marina Lewycka.

A field of strawberries in Kent…

And sitting in it are two caravans – one for the men and one for the women. The residents are from all over: miner’s son Andriy is from the old Ukraine, while sexy young Irina is from the new: they each other warily. There are the Poles, Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; and Emauel from Malawi. They’re all here to pick strawberries in England’s green and pleasant land.

But these days England’s not so pleasant for immigrants. Not with Russian gangster-wannabes like Vulk, who’s taken a shine to Irina and thinks kidnapping is a wooing strategy. And so Andriy – who really doesn’t fancy Irina, honest – must set off in search of that girl he’s not in love with.

‘Immensely appealing. All but sings with zest for life…could hardly be more engaging, shrewd and winningly perceptive’ Sunday Times

‘Extremely funny, closely observed insights, scenes of farce, tragedy and horror’ The Times Literary Supplement

‘Hilarious and horrifying, Two Caravans is funny, clever and well observed’ Guardian

Bestselling author Marina Lewkyca has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her hilarious first novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian in 2005, which was the winner of the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction 2005, winner of the Saga Award for Wit 2005, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 and longlisted for the Booker prize 2005. Her other humorous novels We Are All Made of Glue and Various Pets Alive and Dead are also available from Penguin. Two Caravans is published as Strawberry Fields in the USA and Canada.

Additional information

Weight 223 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 19 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

309

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K