(Red Weather) [New] ☆ Pauls Toutonghi


  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Red Weather
  • Pauls Toutonghi
  • English
  • 17 April 2020
  • 9780307336767

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Red Weather Read Ü 6 Lives But Yuri is stubborn And his ideological betrayal will have serious conseuences than breaking his parents’ hearts Red Weather is by turns funny and bittersweet tinged with a rueful comic sense that will instantly remind you of the absurd complications of love Pauls Toutonghi’s stunning debut novel is at once reminiscent of Michael Chabon’s The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner From the Hardcover editi. This slim novel set in 1980 s Milwaukee explores the life of 16 year old Yuri Balodis and his parents immigrants from Latvia and escapees from the Stalinist Soviet Union Yuri s infatuation with a classmate daughter of a Socialist professor unleashes a torrent of emotions in the family capped by the unexpected arrival of relatives from Latvia Set against the backdrop of Milwaukee s Third Ward the novel explores the complexity of emotions first generation Americans and their immigrant parent face particularly because Yuri s parents never spoke of their past This is one novel that for me was enhanced by surprising revelations in the epilogue The Darkly Splendid Realm unleashes a torrent of emotions in the family capped by the

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Red Weather Read Ü 6 The setting is Milwaukee Wisconsin if not America’s heart then at least its liver home to an array of breweries and abandoned factories and down on their luck Eastern European immigrants The year is 1989Revolutions are sweeping through the nations of the Eastern Bloc Communism is unraveling And nobody feels this unraveling piuantly than Yuri Balodis a fifteen year old first generation American living with his Latvian immigrant parents in Mil. Yuri Balodis is 15 and attending Alexander Hamilton High School in 1989 Milwaukee His parents came to Wisconsin from Latvia where his father had once dreamed of becoming a country and western star but now works as a night janitor at a car dealership and drowns his disappointments in bourbon Yuri is a gangly teen and unsure of his life s path but he is a good student and reads widely partly because his mother brings home a variety of books from her job at the Milwaukee Public Library He slips out of their apartment one early morning when he can t sleep and comes across a curious group of protesters who are trying to sell a newspaper titled Socialist Worker to the employees of a produce company One of these is a very pretty girl Yuri recognizes from high school and he is instantly smitten But how can he love a Socialist when he parents sacrificed so much to escape Communism More importantly how can he love a Socialist and still love his fatherThis dilemma forms the central conflict of this coming of age novel It is in turns poignant and hilariously funny full of the angst of teen love and the missteps of youth Yuri like all teens is embarrassed by his parents while simultaneously feeling guilty about this He longs for the perfect suburban life he imagines his classmates enjoy and yet finds a certain beauty and comfort in his own family life Toutonghi does a fine job of writing this story I found it entertaining and enjoyable But The city is practically a character in the book the setting is that important to what is happening I live in Milwaukee and the geography he writes is completely wrong Streets he mentions run the wrong direction sounds of the ball games at the stadium cannot carry the 5 miles to Yuri s apartment and wouldn t be heard over the noise of the freeway that borders the area on two sides there are no large supermarkets or strip malls in the neighborhood in which the author sets the story Would it have taken all that much effort to get the geography right or to give the city a fictitious name

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Red Weather Read Ü 6 Waukee’s Third WardIt’s a turbulent time And when Yuri falls in love with Hannah Graham the daring daughter of a prominent local socialist chaos ensues Within weeks Yuri is ensnared by both Hannah and socialism He joins the staff of the Socialist Worker He starts uoting Lenin and Marx indiscriminatelyHis parents of course are horrified and deeply saddened They try to educate him to show him why in their opinion communism has ruined so many. The review on line says it is honest and unflinching I disagree if anything I found it humorous and awkward Awkward in the sense that he recounts teenage moments and feelings that we all would like to forget and humorous because these things actually happened I can only imagine that if this were ever made into a movie it would be akin to My Big Fat Greek Wedding I am just over 50% of the books and I really enjoy it I think an added plus is the fact that the story happens in Wisconsin a place where I am currently living so I have the benefit of seeing or having seen where the story takes place This bit of personalization makes it that much sweeter Regardless of where you live there are aspects that anyone can relate to and appreciate So far 810I have now finished the book I stand by my grade of 810 It was a great read and in the end a surprise to my original diagnosis


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    Review Red Weather Pauls Toutonghi ç 6 Download (Red Weather) [New] ☆ Pauls Toutonghi We Latvians are a small nation beaten and battered by many wars over thousands of years but our culture and life sense still thrive the Latvian language is one of the oldest in existence today Perhaps that is ou

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    (Red Weather) [New] ☆ Pauls Toutonghi Yuri Balodis is 15 and attending Alexander Hamilton High School in 1989 Milwaukee His parents came to Wisconsin from Latvia where his father had once dreamed of becoming a country and western star but now works as a night janitor at a car dealership and drowns his disappointments in bourbon Yuri is a gangly teen and unsure of his life’s path but he is a good student and reads widely partly because his mother brings home a variety of books

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    Review Red Weather Pauls Toutonghi ç 6 Download (Red Weather) [New] ☆ Pauls Toutonghi “Red Weather” takes a simple idea the working and actions of an adolescent and stretches it in wonderful and engrossing directions In lesser hands Yuri's story could easily have slipped into cliché a typical coming of

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    Pauls Toutonghi ç 6 Download Free download Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ç Pauls Toutonghi (Red Weather) [New] ☆ Pauls Toutonghi This book tells the story of a teenager Yuri and his immigrant parents who live in Milwaukee WI Yuri's life changes as he falls for Hannah a gir

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    (Red Weather) [New] ☆ Pauls Toutonghi Free download Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ç Pauls Toutonghi Review Red Weather This book went into my to read list because of its Milwaukee setting But I enjoyed the story of Latvian immigrants struggling to grab the American dream interwoven with their son's angst ridden coming of age Yuri the son gets mixed up with home grown Communist wannabes which of course is anathema to his parents And naturally a fem

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    Pauls Toutonghi ç 6 Download Free download Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ç Pauls Toutonghi (Red Weather) [New] ☆ Pauls Toutonghi The review on line says it is honest and unflinching I disagree if anything I found it humorous and awkward Awkward in the sense that he recounts teenage moments and feelings that we all would like to forget and humorous because these things actually happened I can only imagine that if this were ever made into a movie it would be akin to My Big Fat Greek Wedding I am just over 50% of the books and I really enjoy it I think an added plus is

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    Pauls Toutonghi ç 6 Download Free download Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ç Pauls Toutonghi Review Red Weather It took me a while to get into this bookbut then suddenly I really was Reviews have compared the author to David Sedaris and I guess there were moments and the book to The Kite Runner I did not see that at all but I thought there were some Da

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    Review Red Weather (Red Weather) [New] ☆ Pauls Toutonghi Pauls Toutonghi ç 6 Download This book was the first I put on my Goodreads 'to read' list in 2009 I've ben trying to tackle that long list lately and I'm so gla

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    Review Red Weather (Red Weather) [New] ☆ Pauls Toutonghi Pauls Toutonghi ç 6 Download This slim novel set in 1980's Milwaukee explores the life of 16 year old Yuri Balodis and his parents immigrants from Latvia and escapees from the Stalinist Soviet Union Yuri's infatuation with a classmate daughter of a Socialist professor unleashes a torrent of emotions in the family capped by the unexpected arr

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    (Red Weather) [New] ☆ Pauls Toutonghi A coming of age story about a Latvian immigrant Yuri in 1989 Milwaukee I read this because I'm from Milwaukee although two generations removed from Yuri I'm still undecided about how I felt about this book it was well written certainly but I did not think Yuri was a very sympathetic character

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