About the book
The follow up to her hugely popular first novel presents a Canterbury Tales inspired picaresque that is also a biting satire of economic exploitation. When a ragtag international crew of migrant workers is forced to flee the strawberry fields they have been working in, they set off across England looking for employment. Displaying the same sense of compassion, social outrage, and gift for hilarity that she showed in A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Marina Lewycka chronicles their bumpy road trip with a tender affection for her downtrodden characters and their search for a taste of the good life.
Reviewed by KYC Ladies Reading Group:
Lively and humorous with good descriptions. Described the plight of immigrants well, but the plot became disjointed after the first few chapters. Thought provoking but rather incredible in parts.
Star rating: ***