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Two Caravans

(2007)
(Strawberry Fields)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel (nominee)
From the author of the international bestseller A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian comes a tender and hilarious novel about a crew of migrant workers from three continents who are forced to flee their English strawberry field for a journey across all of England in pursuit of their various dreams of a better future.

Somewhere in the heart of the green and pleasant land called England is a valley filled with strawberries. A group of migrant workers, who hail from Eastern Europe, China, and Africa have come here to harvest them for delivery to British supermarkets, and end up living in two small trailer homes, a men's trailer and a woman's trailer. They are all seeking a better life (and in their different ways they are also, of course, looking for love) and they've come to England, some legally, some illegally, to find it. They are supervised-some would say exploited-by Farmer Leaping, a red-faced Englishman who treats everyone equally except for the Polish woman named Yola, the boss of the crew, who favors him with her charms in exchange for something a little extra on the side. But the two are discreet, and all is harmonious in this cozy vale-until the evening when Farmer Leaping's wife comes upon him and Yola and does what any woman would do in this situation: She runs him down in her red sports car. By the time the police arrive the migrant workers have piled into one of the trailer homes and hightailed it out of their little arcadia, thus setting off one of the most enchanting, merry, and moving picaresque journeys across the length and breadth of England since Chaucer's pilgrims set off to Canterbury.

Along the way, the workers' fantasies about England keep rudely bumping into the ignominious, brutal, and sometimes dangerous realities of life on the margins for ŽmigrŽs in the new globalized labor market. Some of them meet terrible ends, some give up and go back home, but for those who manage to hang in for the full course of this madcap ride, the rewards-like the strawberries-prove awfully sweet-especially for the young Ukrainians from opposite sides of the tracks, Andriy and Irina, whose initial mutual irritation blossoms into love.


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August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Strawberry Fields
Author(s): Marina Lewycka
ISBN: 0-670-06685-0 / 978-0-670-06685-8 (USA edition)
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August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Strawberry Fields: A Novel
Author(s): Marina Lewycka
ISBN: 1-59420-137-4 / 978-1-59420-137-0 (USA edition)
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March 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Two Caravans
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Two Caravans
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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January 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: Two Caravans [Braille]: Grade 2
Author(s): Marina Lewycka
ISBN: 1-85878-950-8 / 978-1-85878-950-7 (UK edition)
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December 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Two Caravans (Large Print): 16 Point
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Two Caravans
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ISBN: 0-670-91638-2 / 978-0-670-91638-2 (USA edition)
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July 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Two Caravans
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March 2012 : USA Audio edition
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August 2007 : UK Audio CD

Title: UC - Strawberry Fields: A Novel
Author(s): Marina Lewycka
ISBN: 0-14-314262-3 / 978-0-14-314262-1 (UK edition)
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July 2007 : UK Audio CD
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June 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Two Caravans
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June 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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March 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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August 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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