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1.5: “Sixty-nine Cents” by Gary Shteyngart

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  • In “Sixty-nine Cents,” author Gary Shteyngart describes a coming-of-age experience as a first-generation Russian-Jewish immigrant in modern America.

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    As you are reading, identify the following:

    • The “situation”
    • The “complications”
    • The “lesson” the author learned from the experience.
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