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Red Weather Free read ¾ 108 Ç ❮Read❯ ➪ Red Weather Author Pauls Toutonghi – Citybreakscheap.co.uk 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 yea The setting is Milwaukee WiscRead Red Weather Author Pauls Toutonghi Citybreakscheap.co.uk 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 yea 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 Revolutions are sweeping through the nations of.

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Eply saddened They try to educate him to show him why in their opinion communism has ruined so many 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 edition..

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Red WeatherThe 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 Milwaukee’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 de.

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  • Zinta

    Red Weather Free read ¾ 108 Red WeatherWe 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 our greatest source of pride then we are survivors When Pauls Toutonghi's new novel came upon the literary scene I was pleased I'm an avid reader in both languages Latvian and English but however many good books I read about the war and later experiences of Latvians immigrating to other countries and cultures it is rare to come across a worthy tome in English a good attention grabbing novel that I could proudly share with non Latvian friends Now here's Pauls With one Latvian parent it is my understanding he has grown up in the Milwaukee area active in the Latvian community and having visited Latvia is


  • Book Concierge

    Red Weather Free read ¾ 108 Red WeatherYuri 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


  • Glenn

    Red Weather Free read ¾ 108 Red Weather“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 age story But Pauls Toutonghi does not take the easy way out Because his protagonist is essentially 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 eyes 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 grows during the course of the novel Pauls plays with standard immigrant scenes yes we visit a su


  • Jenny

    Red Weather Free read ¾ 108 Red WeatherThis 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 emigrated from Soviet controlled Latvia Two key events cause great changes in Yuri's life a late night car accident and the arrival of some of his Latvian relativesA key element 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 enjoyed reading a book set in Milwaukee because it was easy for me to picture the many places that are mentioned I also enjoyed seeing the development of Yuri's character and how he came to view his family


  • Kathie

    Red Weather Free read ¾ 108 Red WeatherThis 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 anath


  • Samuel Crowfoot

    Red Weather Free read ¾ 108 Red WeatherThe 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 humor


  • Anne

    Red Weather Free read ¾ 108 Red WeatherIt 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 wo


  • Beverly

    Red Weather Free read ¾ 108 Red WeatherThis 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 the 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 reade


  • Connie

    Red Weather Free read ¾ 108 Red WeatherThis 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 S


  • Chi Dubinski

    Red Weather Free read ¾ 108 Red WeatherA 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