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Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel

Author: Peter Manseau
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Summer, sweltering, 1996. A book warehouse in western Massachusetts. A man at the beginning of his adult life -- and the end of his career rope -- becomes involved with a woman, a language, and a great lie that will define his future. Most auspiciously of all, he runs across Itsik Malpesh, a ninetysomething Russian immigrant who claims to be the last Yiddish poet in America. When a set of accounting ledgers in which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Manseau
ISBN: 9781416538707 1416538704
OCLC Number: 180755942
Description: 370 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Peter Manseau.
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Reminiscent of Nicole Krauss's "The History of Love," Manseau's debut novel introduces readers to two people whose lives merge unexpectedly in the last years of the 20th century: Itsik Malpesh, a  Read more...

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"In his debut novel, [Manseau] reaches across cultures to compose a living, breathing portrait of a bad-tempered but charmingly eloquent poet and the young man chosen to bring his words forward in Read more...

 
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