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Alexandra Ulysses

Author of The Transplant

1 Work 119 Members 87 Reviews

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The Transplant (2012) 119 copies

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This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
A disjointed narrative, rife with American sterotypes that border on the offensive at times, that pounds you over the head with a maudlin immigrant plight. The whole things felt more like thinly veiled political allegory than actual people working through actual situations. Please, don't waste your time. There are so many excellent authors out there who treat the immigrant experience with aplomb and grace (Jhumpa Lahiri comes to mind)--not with weird strike-throughs and paper doll characters.
 
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mermaidatheart | 86 other reviews | Dec 1, 2015 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Great book, but I did not like the ending at all. It was a shocker of an ending. This book is about the immigration process and the trials and tribulations of a particular young woman through the years and what happens to her and her family. Very interesting. The story dealt with the Polish immigration. It could be different for other parts of the world. I could not put it down as I had to find out what happens to the girl and her daughter. But like I said......The ending was not a good one. But is one book I will not soon forget.… (more)
 
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LindaJTay | 86 other reviews | Aug 12, 2014 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I received this book through Early Reviewers and forced myself to get through it. It is one of the worst written books I have ever read. It is important that Americans understand the difficulties faced by immigrants to America, particularly illegal ones. But most people won't be able to finish this book. The website for the publishing company, United Arts Media, llc,. shows that the only book the company has published is The Transplant. Although I could not verify it, this book may be self-published which explains alot; No reputable publishing company would allow a book to be released with so many editing flaws, such poor conceptualization of characters and plot, and so many inaccuracies, well documented by other reader's reviews. .… (more)
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joyceBl | 86 other reviews | May 25, 2014 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
This was an interesting story with some really sad circumstances. With immigration and a person's legal status a huge issue today, it was an interesting concept that brings the current situation of immigration and what one would do to survive to a wider audience. The concept was great, the execution could use some work. Interesting, nonetheless.
 
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dizdwi | 86 other reviews | May 6, 2014 |

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