"Just as Anya reinvents herself, Waclawiak's novel (her first) reinvents the
immigration story...At its so much illuminating, How to Get Into the
Twin Palms movingly portrays
a protagonist cause on either growing anddestroying
herself, on burning brightly while she is going up in smoke."
-New York instances booklet 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
"Karolina Waclawiak's debut novel with the spunky little buck Radio press successfully upends the immigrant-novel formulation (more vodka, much less upwardly cellular striving), yet she's additionally performed a superb task at depicting the determined measures that actually lonely humans can take up an try and belong. Her complex antiheroine, Anya, contains this moody tale correct to its disastrous end."
- Jennifer Croll, Georgia instantly most sensible Books of the Year
"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 the
- Insatiable Booksluts, Read This Book!
"Waclawiak writes approximately loneliness, isolation, and backbone 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 difficult to shake. after all, taking the bus alongside with
Anya-now car-less-we think, like our narrator, a bit singed and
covered in ash. yet heck, possibly that isn't a nasty option 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 1000000 more."
- Emily Temple, Flavorwire's 10 New needs to Reads for July
"Masked by way of scenes of schmancy nightlife is a narrative approximately an immigrant eager to belong."
- Marie Claire's favourite reads, Marie Claire
"Clever and occasionally unhappy, Waclawiak's e-book turns the
traditional immigrant novel on its head, or perhaps turns it inside of out,
or possibly simply dyes its hair a pleasant colour of "Black Stilettos," turning
its ears black within the process."
- 10 nice Novels concerning the Immigrant event, Flavorpill
"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 new release 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 continue her mom and dad' Polish tradition whereas attempting to assimilate into her newly followed community. Anya stalks the within sight dual hands nightclub, the head 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.