Waiting for America
Waiting for America:
A Story of Emigration
by Maxim D. Shrayer
6x9, 224 pages
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"Now, after twenty successful years as an American, Shrayer reminisces about that difficult period with charm, insight, and unexpected humor. A lovely read."
—Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum, Jewish Book World
"The glory of this book lies in Shrayer's sinuous, neo-Proustian prose, beautifully fluid and perceptive…Tales and teller mesmerize and delight."
—Sam Coale, The Providence Journal
"[An] altogether human and honest recounting of the Shrayer family's experience while waiting for admittance to the United States…all painted in colorful detail by this poet-writer with an eye for detail."
—Jonathan Brickman, Newton Magazine
"…[F]ull of girls, parents, crazy relatives, sightseeing, funny stories, books, and relief to be on a new road in life…Waiting for America admirably accomplishes its goal."
—Mimi Schwartz, JBooks
"Waiting for America is one of those memoirs, like Nabokov's Speak, Memory, that is more about feeling than narrative."
—David Mehegan, The Boston Globe/Off the Shelf
Russian-language interview and excerpt
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