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A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345806338
Published: Anchor - October 13th, 2015

It's 1988. The border closes on December 31st. Your parents decide to leave the U.S.S.R. What do you take? My favorite memoir of 2014. Take up and read Golinkin as he retells the story of his abrupt exit from the Soviet Union, his time in the refugee camps, and his attempts to forget his past.