Waiting For The Electricity

An exciting and hilarious debut novel set in post-Soviet Georgia, land of corruption, love, and power shortages-winner of the California Book Award.In the republic of Georgia, the Communists are long gone, replaced by something much more confusing, that's for sure. There are no jobs in the cities. And when there are jobs, employees aren't compensated. And when they are compensated, it's because the jobs are not strictly scrupulous. When Slims discovers an application for an American small business internship program sponsored by Hillary Clinton, he knows that he has found his calling. Slims' dreams of bringing opportunity and the American dream to his homeland, even as his friends and relatives embrace decadence and a staggering array of unsavoury business practices. But when he finally gets to America he sees what reform and progress look like up close. And suddenly, his loud, bickering family and his anguished, joyful country no longer seem so grim.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780715650646
Categories BXOS, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Newest Arrivals
Author(s) Christina Nicol
Publisher Overlook Press
Weight 0.29 kg