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Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel

Author: Peter Manseau
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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: Family saga fiction
Picaresque literature
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Manseau
ISBN: 9781416538707 1416538704 9781847373137 1847373135 9781416538714 1416538712
OCLC Number: 180755942
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award (Fiction) 2008
Winner of Harold U. Ribalow Prize 2009
Commended for Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2008
Description: 370 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Peter Manseau.
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A novel of faith lost and hope found in translation, Songs for the Butcher's Daughter is at once an immigrant's epic saga, a love story for the ages, a Yiddish-inflected laughing-through-tears tour  Read more...


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