Author(s): Lewycka, Marina,
Date of Publication: 01/03/2012,
Pagination: 320 pages, no pictures,
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Two Caravans is the hilarious and engaging second novel from bestselling author Marina Lewycka.
A field of strawberries in Kent... And sitting in it are two caravans - one for the men and one for the women.
The residents are from all over: miner's son Andriy is from the old Ukraine, while sexy young Irina is from the new: they each other warily. There are the Poles, Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; and Emauel from Malawi. They're all here to pick strawberries in England's green and pleasant land.
But these days England's not so pleasant for immigrants. Not with Russian gangster-wannabes like Vulk, who's taken a shine to Irina and thinks kidnapping is a wooing strategy. And so Andriy - who really doesn't fancy Irina, honest - must set off in search of that girl he's not in love with.