Learning to Swear in AmericaeBook - 2016
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Seventeen-year-old Yuri is an astrophysicist who has been sent from Russia to help NASA figure out a way to save Earth from one of those pesky collision-bent, world-destroying asteroids. While just as intelligent as his older colleagues, he struggles to be taken seriously. Enter quirky teen Dovie... Read More »
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[Lennon:] "'Damn' is an all-purpose swear word. You really can’t go wrong."
[Yuri:] "It's like you people have magnetic spines. You get within half a meter of some wall and—sloooop—you touch it. ... You tell Russian to stand by wall, hour later he'll still be standing by wall. Not touching it." He shook his head. "Your spies have no chance." ... [later] ... "We are cabbage-powered people. It's what gives us strength to stand near walls without leaning on them."
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