The Resource A backpack, a bear, and eight crates of vodka : a memoir, Lev Golinkin, (electronic resource)

A backpack, a bear, and eight crates of vodka : a memoir, Lev Golinkin, (electronic resource)

Label
A backpack, a bear, and eight crates of vodka : a memoir
Title
A backpack, a bear, and eight crates of vodka
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Lev Golinkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later, Lev, now an American adult, sets out to retrace his family's long trek, locate the strangers who fought for his freedom, and in the process, gain a future by understanding his past. Lev Golinkin's memoir is the vivid, darkly comic, and poignant story of a young boy in the confusing and often chilling final decade of the Soviet Union. It's also the story of Lev Golinkin, the American man who finally confronts his buried past by returning to Austria and Eastern Europe to track down the strangers who made his escape possible . . . and say thank you. Written with biting, acerbic wit and emotional honesty in the vein of Gary Shteyngart, Jonathan Safran Foer, and David Bezmozgis, Golinkin's search for personal identity set against the relentless currents of history is more than a memoir'it's a portrait of a lost era. This is a thrilling tale of escape and survival, a deeply personal look at the life of a Jewish child caught in the last gasp of the Soviet Union, and a provocative investigation into the power of hatred and the search for belonging. Lev Golinkin achieves an amazing feat'and it marks the debut of a fiercely intelligent, defiant, and unforgettable new voice
Summary
A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later, Lev, now an American adult, sets out to retrace his family's long trek, locate the strangers who fought for his freedom, and in the process, gain a future by understanding his past
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10376945
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golinkin, Lev
Dewey number
  • 947/.004924092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.37.G655
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Golinkin, Lev
  • Jews, Russian
  • Jewish refugees
  • Russia (pre- & post-Soviet Union)
  • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
  • HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics
Target audience
adult
Label
A backpack, a bear, and eight crates of vodka : a memoir, Lev Golinkin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=909DB103-9B75-4451-BD44-17FD7945DC2F
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Publication
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OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385537780
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00366480
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
909DB103-9B75-4451-BD44-17FD7945DC2F
System control number
(OCoLC)883326343
Label
A backpack, a bear, and eight crates of vodka : a memoir, Lev Golinkin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=909DB103-9B75-4451-BD44-17FD7945DC2F
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385537780
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00366480
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
909DB103-9B75-4451-BD44-17FD7945DC2F
System control number
(OCoLC)883326343

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