Book Launch: Farewell, Mama Odessa by Emil Draitser
Where: Shakespeare & Co.
939 Lexington Ave. (corner of 69th St.)
212-772-3400 Price: Free - Books will be available for purchase
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Set in the summer of 1979 at the height of the movement to free Soviet Jewry, Draitser’s autobiographical novel, Farewell, Mama Odessa, follows a variety of people—dissidents, victims of ethnic discrimination, and black marketeers among them—as they bid farewell to their beloved hometown of Odessa, Ukraine, and make their way to the West.
Emil Draitser is the award-winning author of twelve volumes of artistic and scholarly prose, including Growing Up Jewish under Stalin: A Memoir. He is a professor emeritus of Russian at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Q&A and book signing to follow.
Refreshments will be served.Buy tickets/get more info now