Monday, January 7, 2008

Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields
by Marina Lewycka

This is a tale of migrant workers who pick strawberries in the heart of England. All are seeking a better life - legally or illegally. Told in the voice of each migrant, this is hilarious picaresque journey around England. At the heart of the story is Andriy and Irina - Ukranians who fall in love in spite of themselves.

Lewycka is a masterful storyteller. With sympathy she portrays the exploitation of the migrants, as well as their neverending hope for a better future.

- Holly

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