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The Yiddish policeman's union

Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and his half-Tlingit partner Berko investigate the death of a heroin-addled chess prodigy.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0007149824 9780007149827
OCLC Number: 664428476
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Michael Chabon.

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In a world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and his half-Tlingit partner Berko investigate the death of a heroin-addled chess prodigy.

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Poetic fusion of genre and jewish culture, ELC Review

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2014-11-12) Excellent Permalink

I know little about jewish culture, especially the Ashkenazi culture of Eastern Europe, so I cannot critically judge how well Chabon did on his jewish details and references. But I think his language is rich and beautiful, and his use of genre was both sophisticated and accessible to the unsophisticated....
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