By Karolina Waclawiak
"A taut debut... that moves with the creeping suddenness of a broom fire."
Waclawiaktakes the immigrant novel and spins it on its head. a good addition to 1.5 new release literature, fantastically written, humorous and touching."
How to Get Into the dual Palms is the tale of Anya, a tender girl dwelling on my own in a Russian local in la, who struggles to hold her parents' Polish tradition whereas attempting to assimilate into her newly followed community.
Anya stalks the within reach dual hands nightclub, the head of exclusivity within the Russian neighborhood. determined not just to achieve front into the membership yet to belong there, Anya starts off a deadly pursuit for Lev, a Russian gangster who frequents the possible impenetrable international 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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She had not stopped her winning streak. Ten dollars and a Twizzler. Single stick. Not a pack. She was diabetic. I didn’t understand the Holy Virgin sometimes. All these women were diabetic. Still with the Twizzlers every week. I walked down to the concession table and saw éclairs, hot dogs, and bags of potato chips. The low rent kind. 25. 75. I found that to be outrageous. 25. The ladies crowded around the table, calling out their orders. Frank, behind the table, couldn’t keep up. His stomach brushed up against the chocolate on the top of the éclairs and stripped some off.
Those cars were speeding back and forth trying to escape the ash. I walked down Sunset toward the up-lit billboards advertising booze and women and jeans and dresses and everything I wanted and my unemployment check could not afford me. I walked past the roads leading up into the hills and the houses slanting down the hills. The Chateau – Los Angeles’s own castle, and past the fraying palm trees. They were dropping fruit and fronds all along the boulevard, down on girls holding down their dresses and plastic bags careening through the air.