By Karolina Waclawiak
the immigration story...At its such a lot illuminating, How to Get Into the
Twin Palms movingly portrays a protagonist motive on either developing and
destroying herself, on burning brightly while she is going up in smoke."
-New York occasions publication Review
"Karolina Waclawiak's debut novel How to Get into the dual Palms is a quietly beautiful exploration of assimilation and private identity."
- David Gutkowski, Largehearted Boy's favourite Novels of 2012
"Karolina Waclawiak's debut novel with the spunky little greenback Radio press successfully upends the immigrant-novel formulation (more vodka, much less upwardly cellular striving), yet she's additionally performed a superb activity at depicting the determined measures that actually lonely humans can soak up an try and belong. Her complex antiheroine, Anya, consists of this moody tale correct to its disastrous end."
"Twin hands has resonance, humor laid over a pulsing knot of emotion,
and a transparent, fresh voice that you will want to learn extra of in the
- Insatiable Booksluts, Read This Book!
"Waclawiak writes approximately loneliness, isolation, and resolution in a fresh and quirky way."
- Michele Filgate, New York Magazine
"Waclawiak's mixture of unhappy, darkish humor is compelling and creates an
other-ness that is demanding to shake. after all, taking the bus alongside with
Anya-now car-less-we think, like our narrator, a bit singed and
covered in ash. yet heck, probably that is not a foul technique to begin over?"
- Larissa Zimberoff, The Rumpus
"The immigrant novel is a hallowed literary culture, but
Believer deputy editor Waclawiak's clean and weird reboot makes us
want to learn one million more."
- Emily Temple, Flavorwire's 10 New needs to Reads for July
"A taut debut... [that] moves with the creeping suddenness of a broom fire."
-Publishers Weekly (*starred*)
"Waclawiak takes the immigrant novel and spins it on its head. an excellent addition to 1.5 iteration literature, fantastically written, humorous and touching."
How to Get Into the dual Palms is the tale of Anya, a tender girl residing on my own in a Russian local in la, who struggles to keep her mom and dad' Polish tradition whereas attempting to assimilate into her newly followed community.
Anya stalks the within sight dual hands nightclub, the top of exclusivity within the Russian group. determined not just to realize front into the membership yet to belong there, Anya starts a dangerous pursuit for Lev, a Russian gangster who frequents the probably impenetrable global of the dual Palms.
Karolina Waclawiak received her MFA in Fiction from Columbia college. She is Deputy Editor of The Believer and lives and writes in Brooklyn.
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