Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel

A Graphic Novel

By Anya Ulinich
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143125242, 361pp.)

Publication Date: July 29, 2014

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*A "New York Times "Notable Book*
"Funny, painful, outrageous . . . Anya Ulinich is the David Sedaris of Russian-American cartoonists."
--Gary Shteyngart
Anya Ulinich turns her sharp eye toward the strange, often unmooring world of "grown-up" dating in this darkly comic graphic novel. After her fifteen-year marriage ends, Lena Finkle gets an eye-opening education in love, sex, and loss when she embarks on a string of online dates, all while raising her two teenage daughters. The Vampire of Bensonhurst, the Orphan, Disaster Man, and the Diamond Psychiatrist are just a few of the unforgettable characters she meets along the way. Evoking Louis C. K.'s humor and Amy Winehouse's longing and anguish, and paying homage to Malamud and Chekhov, " Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel" is a funny and moving story, beautifully told.



About the Author
Anya Ulinich was seventeen when her family left Moscow and immigrated to the United States. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago and received an MFA in painting from the University of California. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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