Broken Glass Park

Broken Glass Park

Book - 2010
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17-year-old Sascha Naimann lives in Berlin's Russian ghetto with her two younger siblings and, until recently, her mother. She is precocious, independent, street-wise, and, since her stepfather murdered her mother several months ago, an orphan. Unlike most of her companions, she doesn't dream of escaping from the tough housing project where they live. Sascha's dreams are different: she longs to write a novel about her beautiful but na ve mother and kill her stepfather. Sacha's story, candid and self confident, relates her struggle.
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2010.
ISBN: 9781933372969
Branch Call Number: BRONS
Characteristics: 221 p. ; 21 cm.


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Feb 19, 2018

This book started out really well. A family moves from Russia to Germany. The eldest daughter is smart and tough. But after setting up the narrative, the plot becomes inexplicable. The last third of the novel is another piece that just doesn't fit.

Oct 13, 2011

Like her 2nd book, the even more amazing, The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, this debut novel is a thrilling find. Could be categorized as YA--at least I'd recommend it to teens. Throughly capivating first person writing. The reader enjoys navigating the travails of a teen in trouble. One who's so smart she's a few steps ahead of everyone around her--even tho German (it's set in Germany and is a flowing translation from German) is her 2nd language; Sascha passes without a glance of the scorn given to those less skilled first gen'ers. She's one tough cookie. If only the world were filled with Saschas.

Mar 23, 2011

Really a very good debut book! Europa Editions always brings something different - this is a rough, authentic, Russian immigrant experience taking place in Frankfurt. I loved the fearless lead character, a 17 year old girl dealing with revenge. Reading this book was like taking a shot of adrenalin - maintaining a sense of tension throughout the novel.

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