"Just as Anya reinvents herself, Waclawiak's novel (her first) reinventsthe
immigration story...At its such a lot illuminating, How to Get Into the
Twin Palms movingly portrays
a protagonist cause on either growing anddestroying
herself, on burning brightly at the same time she is going up in smoke."
-New York instances e-book Review
"Karolina Waclawiak's debut novel How to Get into the dual Palms is a quietly attractive exploration of assimilation and private identity."
- David Gutkowski, Largehearted Boy's favourite Novels of 2012
"Twin arms has resonance, humor laid over a pulsing knot of emotion,and
a transparent, fresh voice that you will want to learn extra of in thefuture
- Insatiable Booksluts, Read This Book!
"Waclawiak writes approximately loneliness, isolation, and backbone in a clean and quirky way."
- Michele Filgate, New York Magazine
"Waclawiak's mixture of unhappy, darkish humor is compelling and creates an
other-ness that is challenging to shake. in any case, taking the bus alongside with
Anya-now car-less-we think, like our narrator, a bit singed and
covered in ash. yet heck, perhaps that is not a foul technique to begin over?"
- Larissa Zimberoff, The Rumpus
"The immigrant novel is a hallowed literary culture, but
Believer deputy editor Waclawiak's clean and weird reboot makes us
want to learn one million more."
- Emily Temple, Flavorwire's 10 New needs to Reads for July
"A taut debut... [that] moves with the creeping suddenness of a broom fire."
-Publishers Weekly (*starred*)
"Waclawiak takes the immigrant novel and spins it on its head. a good addition to 1.5 iteration literature, fantastically written, humorous and touching."
How to Get Into the dual Palms is the tale of Anya, a tender lady residing on my own in a Russian local in la, who struggles to hold her mom and dad' Polish tradition whereas attempting to assimilate into her newly followed community.
Anya stalks the within reach dual fingers nightclub, the head of exclusivity within the Russian group. determined not just to achieve front into the membership yet to belong there, Anya starts a deadly pursuit for Lev, a Russian gangster who frequents the likely impenetrable international of the dual Palms.
Karolina Waclawiak received her MFA in Fiction from Columbia collage. She is Deputy Editor of The Believer and lives and writes in Brooklyn.