From Russia with Lunch: A Lithuanian Odyssey (Paperback)

From Russia with Lunch: A Lithuanian Odyssey By David Smiedt Cover Image

From Russia with Lunch: A Lithuanian Odyssey (Paperback)


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Eighty-two years after Moses Dibobis escaped from the Lithuanian hamlet of Birzai with nothing but a sack lunch, the author journeys back to this former Soviet enclave looking for a link to his grandfather—something greater than their shared receding hairline and sense of humor. What he finds on this wild road trip is a place where premium vodka is cheaper than water, spa treatments are more than a little invasive, and that Stalin theme parks are just the beginning of the odd charms of this beguiling nation. Through it all, David Smiedt takes all that is irreverent about modern-day Molvania and delivers a charming, funny narrative that captures the bizarre appeal of his ancestral homeland.

David Smiedt is the author of several books, including Are We There Yet?: Chasing a Childhood Through South Africa, Boom Boom: 100 Years of Australian Comedy, and Delivering the Male.
Product Details ISBN: 9780702236563
ISBN-10: 070223656X
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Publication Date: May 14th, 2010
Pages: 240
Language: English