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TO MY ORIGINAL DIAGNOSIS THIS SLIM my original diagnosis This slim set in 1980 s Milwaukee xplores the life of 16 year old Yuri Balodis and his parents immigrants from Latvia and scapees from the Stalinist Soviet Union Yuri s infatuation with a classmate daughter of a Socialist professor unleashes a torrent of The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant emotions in the family capped by the unexpected arrival of relatives from Latvia Set against the backdrop of Milwaukee s Third Ward the novelxplores the complexity of motions 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 novel that for me was nhanced surprising revelations in the Logic, Labels, And Flesh epilogue 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 onearly 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 mployees of
a produce company One of these is a very pretty girl Yuri recognizes from high school and he is instantly smitten produce company One of these is a very pretty girl Yuri recognizes from high school and he is instantly smitten how can he love a Socialist when he parents sacrificed so much to scape Communism More importantly how can he love a This book went into my to read list because of its Milwaukee setting But I The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths 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 female is at the center of all that There is satire there is sadness but at thend of it all there is familyI d love to read about Yuri He s an Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems endearing character Any teenage boy who loves the library as much as Yuri does HAS to have a bright futureIt s problematic to live in the area where a book is set The author captures a lot of the feel of late 1980s Milwaukee but there arerrors that jumped out at this Milwaukee area resident For one thing the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel did not Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice exist until 1995 for another a single town in Wisconsin or anywhere would not have its own District Attorney And paper mills in Milwaukee There are none within about 100 miles There always have been industrial smells particular to Milwaukee but pa. 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 chaosnsues Within weeks Yuri is The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth 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 toducate him to show him why in their opinion communism has ruined so many. Red Weather takes a simple idea the working and actions of an adolescent and stretches it in wonderful and ngrossing directions In lesser hands Yuri s story could asily have slipped into clich a typical coming of age story But Pauls Toutonghi does not take the In Deeper easy way out Because his protagonist isssentially acted upon than pro active his lurches toward decisiveness draw us in that much although a lot of the time we are watching him through the fingers on the hands clamped over our yes waiting for the crash literal and figurative And Pauls surrounds Yuri with
a distinctive cast who grow on us as people as our main character distinctive cast who grow on us as people as our main character during the course of the novel Pauls plays with standard immigrant scenes YES WE VISIT A SUPERMARKET BUT we visit a supermarket but the course of the book deepens the shades slowly and imperceptibly surprising us making us know and care about the whole clan as well as the other non Latvia characters in Red Weather There are several brilliant set pieces In particular amongst them one involving a furtive car ride gone awry and another an attempted day of tourism can asily stand alone and merit repeated readings There are huge surprises shocks really that utterly alter our view of the now familiar characters and our protagonists understanding of them and his own lifeThis is a book whose character s Audiology experience reminds us to actually be in the moment to reckon and recognize that which is around us those intimate to us which we sometimes take for granted To try and see things for what they actually are now so that later when that which could ve deepened ourxperience and brought us closer to those near to us is gone we do not regret things undone words unsaid Red Weather is a beautiful novel of discovery frustration and regret whose themes and unforced motion burrow down deep with in the reader page by magical page 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 ver 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 njoy 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 an. 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. .
Per milling is not one of themIf it weren T FOR THE SLOPPY RESEARCH I D GIVE THIS for the sloppy research I d give this five stars 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 glad I finally got around to reading this one This is "list lately and I m so glad I finally got around to reading this one This is coming of age story of a first generation American teenager in Milwaukee living with his Latvian immigrant parents when the Berlin wall came down on Nov 9 1989 The story is warm and sensitive but saved from sentimentality by its humor alternately slapstick and sly There is a straw dog in it though a socialist leaning American professor who loves all things Soviet The narrator and reader know better 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 xistence today Perhaps that is our greatest source of pride then we are survivors When Pauls Toutonghi s new no 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 girl who is involved with the socialist movement a movement whose core concepts directly contradict the beliefs of Yuri s parents who migrated from Soviet controlled Latvia Two key
cause great changes in Yuri s life a late night car accident and the arrival of some of his relativesA key lement of this book is Yuri s relationship with his father Another is his struggle to figure out who he really is and what he really believes and valuesI Learning Unreal® Engine iOS Game Development enjoyed reading a book set in Milwaukee because it wasasy for me to picture the many places that are mentioned I also Strange Visitors enjoyed seeing the development of Yuri s character and how he came to view his family 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 Dave Eggers like moments in it I would recommend itnough I could see a lot of people liking this book but not a lot of people loving it Mostly I gave it 4 stars because of the portrayal of Yuri s father starting in the middle of the book I thought the description of that character in particular really brought him to life And also because of Hammond I liked Hammond 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. 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 diti. .
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