By Dagmara Dominczyk
A bright, enticing debut novel that follows the friendship of 3 girls from their younger days in Poland to their complex, not-quite-successful grownup lives
as a result of her father’s position within the harmony circulate, Anna and her mom and dad immigrate to the U.S. within the Nineteen Eighties as political refugees from Poland. They settle in Brooklyn between immigrants of each stripe, but Anna by no means really feels that she belongs. yet then, the summer season she turns twelve, she is distributed again to Poland to go to her grandmother, and unexpectedly she reviews the surprise of popularity. In her family’s homeland of Kielce, Anna develops extreme friendships with neighborhood girls—brash and gorgeous Justyna and desperately awkward Kamila—and their bond is renewed each summer season while Anna returns. The Lullaby of Polish Girls follows those 3 most sensible pals from their early teenage years looking for boys in Kielce—a city so tough its electorate are known as “the switchblades”—to the lack of innocence that wrecks them, and the lovely homicide that reaches throughout oceans to convey them again jointly after they’ve grown and lengthy seeing that left home.
Dagmara Dominczyk’s guaranteed narrative flashes from the wild summers of the girls’ adolescence to their years of self-discovery in manhattan and Europe. Her writing is filled with grit and guts, and her descriptions of the emotional stories of her characters resonate with honesty. The Lullaby of Polish Girls captures the fervour and drama of friendship, the immigrant’s craving to be identified, and the beautiful and wistful transformation of younger women coming of age.
Praise for The Lullaby of Polish Girls
“A coming-of-age story of 3 younger Polish girls [that is] brimming with teary epiphanies, betrayal and love, in addition to the grit of either big apple and Kielce. [It’s] Girls with a Polish accent.”—The manhattan Times
“An ennui-stricken actress returns to the outdated country—and to the buddies of her youth—in Dagmara Dominczyk’s The Lullaby of Polish Girls, during which team spirit is all approximately summer season evenings less than the celebrities with a vodka bottle and a radio taking part in ‘Forever Young.’ ”—Vogue
“Compelling . . . an unique portrait of friendship and identification . . . Dominczyk makes use of a clean, convinced style.”—People (3-1/2 stars)
“In this arresting debut novel, Polish American movie and television actress Dominczyk will pay homage to her local urban of Kielce whereas shooting the fun, insecurities, and struggles of 3 girlfriends coming of age. Spanning 13 years, Dominczyk’s soaking up tale is a triptych of tsknota (Polish for a type of craving) and a profound hope for recognition, freedom, and home.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Fresh and revelatory.”—Publishers Weekly
“The narrative strikes round seamlessly in either time and position, from Europe to Greenpoint, a Polish local in long island City’s Brooklyn, and to the Midwest. the solid of characters is both extensive in scope, but each is richly imagined. . . . This debut isn't really to be missed.”—Library Journal
“The Lullaby of Polish Girls is a remarkable and brilliant debut novel, totally humming with power. Dagmara Dominczyk’s freshly saw tale in regards to the intertwined lives of 3 pals is either horny and delicate, with a uncooked, openhearted center.”—Emma Straub, writer of Laura Lamont’s existence in Pictures
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