The Elephant and the Polish Question: and other stories

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The collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe forms the backdrop for this interlinked sequence of stories about the experiences of a young British woman living in Poland. An affectionate and humorous portrait of a place and time in which politics and history are played out in sometimes quirky ways in the lives of individuals. Featuring mutinous food queues, furious babushkas, suicidal clockmakers, awkward pregnancies and hazardous love affairs, a very traditional society tries to deal with the anarchic effects of being a new-born capitalist democracy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
Number of pages350
ISBN (Print)9781906061678
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2009


  • short fiction


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