"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 developing anddestroying
herself, on burning brightly whilst she is going up in smoke."
-New York occasions ebook Review
"Karolina Waclawiak's debut novel How to Get into the dual Palms is a quietly lovely 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 resolution in a fresh and quirky way."
- Michele Filgate, New York Magazine
"Waclawiak's mixture of unhappy, darkish humor is compelling and creates an
other-ness that is demanding to shake. finally, taking the bus alongside with
Anya-now car-less-we consider, like our narrator, a bit singed and
covered in ash. yet heck, possibly that is not a nasty option to commence 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 1000000 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 very good addition to 1.5 iteration literature, superbly written, humorous and touching."
How to Get Into the dual Palms is the tale of Anya, a tender girl dwelling 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 sight dual hands nightclub, the top of exclusivity within the Russian group. determined not just to achieve front into the membership yet to belong there, Anya starts off a dangerous pursuit for Lev, a Russian gangster who frequents the likely impenetrable global 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.