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The world to come

Author: Dara Horn
Publisher: England : Hamish Hamilton, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Former child prodigy Ben Ziskind?5'6", 123 pounds and legally blind?steals a Marc Chagall painting at the end of an alienating singles cocktail hour at a local museum, determined to prove that its provenance is tainted and that it belongs to his family. With surety and accomplishment, Horn telescopes out into Ziskind's familial history through an exploration of Chagall's life; that of Chagall's friend the Yiddish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Domestic fiction
Jewish fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dara Horn
ISBN: 0241143616 9780241143612 9780241143490 0241143497 9780141027425 0141027428
OCLC Number: 121634384
Notes: Hamish and Hamilton is an imprint of Penguin Books.
Originally published in the U.S.A. by W. Norton and Company 2006.
Description: 401 pages
Responsibility: Dara Horn.

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A million-dollar Chagall painting is stolen during a singles event at a New York museum. The painting has an unusual history, and now there is an unlikely thief Benjamin Ziskind, a lonely former  Read more...

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