Jan 01, 1999 · Foreign Brides has 39 ratings and 10 reviews. Petra X said: The stories in this book had about as much impact on me as being wacked over the head with a
Foreign Brides: Stories by Elena Lappin In the stories that comprise Foreign Brides , women (and men) cope with marriage across cultures in London, New York, and a …
The common denominator for all the short stories in the book is that the main character is always a foreign bride. To me there was something dull and unappealing in the stories. Perhaps because the first story set the tone: the bride is too young to know what she is doing, and marries the groom in a whim and then regrets is dearly.
[Foreign Brides] marks the arrival of an urbane and engaging talent.»Stephen Amidon,The New York Times Book Review «Immensely enjoyable . . . Reading Elena Lappin’s stories is like entering a sophisticated party.»The Hungry Mind Review
The jerky rhythms and brute candor of the 12 stories in Lappin’s first collection arise from the imperfect, second-language English spoken by the author’s brazen heroines.
Editions for Foreign Brides: Stories: 0312267371 (Paperback published in 2000), 0374157588 (Hardcover published in 1999), 0330371193 (Hardcover published
Foreign Brides by Lappin, Elena. Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1999, 1999. Hardcover. Good. Hard Cover. Good/Good. First Edition. 8vo – over 7¾» – 9¾» tall. Book shows moderate wear/ spine tight, pages clean/ D.J. scuffed, moderate edge wear/ corners and spine slightly bumped/ D.J. not price clipped; several small creases, chips and tears****We ship most book within
In Foreign Brides, Elena Lappin’s startling and seductive debut collection of short stories, women (and men) cope with marriage across cultures in London, New York, and a constellation of European and Israeli cities. Transplanted from one country to another and ensconced in strange houses where appliances malfunction and husbands are not what
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Get this from a library! Foreign brides. [Elena Lappin] — Stories on the joys and perils of marrying foreigners. The unhappy Israeli wife in Noa and Noah repays her British husband by feeding him non-kosher food, while in Peacock, a Russian woman stands by
Elena Lappin was born in Moscow, grew up in Prague and Hamburg, and has lived in Israel, Canada and the United States. She moved to London in 1993 and edited the Jewish Quarterly from 1994 to 1997. Her short story collection, Foreign Brides , is published by Picador in the UK and Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the US.
FOREIGN BRIDES By Elena Lappin. 208 pp. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $22. This audacity is best exemplified by Noa, the willful young Israeli woman who features in the first and last stories of »Foreign Brides.» In »Noa and Noah,» she chances marriage with an enigmatic Englishman even though all they have in common are their names.
Aug 22, 1999 · Foreign Brides. By Elena Lappin. 208 pp. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $22. The women who populate Elena Lappin’s fine debut short story …
Peacocks A short story from Foreign Brides – an extract The strangest thing about this house is that the boiler is in the attic. An Extract from Foreign Brides by Elena Lappin. Tags: Book extract, Elena Lappin, Foreign Brides, Lappin, short stories, short story, Virago, Virago books, Virago Press. Categories: Author post,Uncategorised