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The book of mischief : new and selected stories

Author: Steve Stern
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Showcases a selection of the author's short stories, taking the reader to such places as the old Jewish quarter of the Pinch in Memphis, a turn-of-the-century immigrant community in New York, the market towns of eastern Europe, and a down-at-heel Catskills resort. Along the way are a motley assortment of characters, including Mendy Dreyfus, whose bungee jump goes awry; Elijah, the prophet turned voyeur; and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Stern
ISBN: 9781555976217 1555976212
OCLC Number: 775416395
Description: 371 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: North Main Street, Memphis: The tale of a kite ; Lazar Malkin enters heaven ; Zelik Rifkin and the tree of dreams ; The Lord and Morton Gruber ; Shimmele fly-by-night ; Moishe the just ; Aaron makes a match ; Legend of the lost --
The Lower East Side, New York: The sin of Elijah ; Romance ; Avigdor of the apes ; Heaven is full of windows --
Europe: Yiddish twilight ; The ballad of Mushie Momzer ; The man who would be Kafka ; On Jacob's ladder --
The Catskills: The wedding jester --
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Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Steve Stern.

Abstract:

Showcases a selection of the author's short stories, taking the reader to such places as the old Jewish quarter of the Pinch in Memphis, a turn-of-the-century immigrant community in New York, the market towns of eastern Europe, and a down-at-heel Catskills resort. Along the way are a motley assortment of characters, including Mendy Dreyfus, whose bungee jump goes awry; Elijah, the prophet turned voyeur; and the misfit Zelik Rifkin, who discovers the tree of dreams.
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