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Witz : a novel

Author: Joshua Cohen
Publisher: Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, 2010.
Series: American literature series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On Christmas Eve 1999, all the Jews in the world die in a strange, millennial plague, with the exception of the firstborn males, who are soon adopted by a cabal of powerful people in the American government. By the following Passover, however, only one is still alive: Benjamin Israelien; a kindly, innocent, ignorant man-child. As he finds himself transformed into an international superstar, Jewishness becomes all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Jewish fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Cohen
ISBN: 9781564785886 1564785882
OCLC Number: 463454596
Description: 817 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: American literature series.
Other Titles: Story of the last Jew on earth
Responsibility: by Joshua Cohen.

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On Christmas Eve 1999, all the Jews in the world die in a strange, millennial plague, with the exception of the firstborn males, who are soon adopted by a cabal of powerful people in the American government. By the following Passover, however, only one is still alive: Benjamin Israelien; a kindly, innocent, ignorant man-child. As he finds himself transformed into an international superstar, Jewishness becomes all the rage: matzo-ball soup is in every bowl, sidelocks are hip; and the only truly Jewish Jew left is increasingly stigmatized for not being religious. Since his very existence exposes the illegitimacy of the newly converted, Israelien becomes the object of a worldwide hunt. --publisher.

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