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A replacement life, Boris Fishman

Label
A replacement life
Title
A replacement life
Statement of responsibility
Boris Fishman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, "didn't suffer in the exact way" he needs to have suffered to qualify for the restitution the German government has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. But suffer he has--as a Jew in the war; as a second-class citizen in the USSR; as an immigrant to America. So? Isn't his grandson a "writer"?High-minded Slava wants to put all this immigrant scraping behind him
Summary
"A humorous and heart-wrenching story of an aspiring twenty-something Russian-Jewish writer who struggles to reconcile his immigrant roots with his fragile new American identity"--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
  • Sophie Brody Medal, 2015.
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10307612
Cataloging source
DLC
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1979-
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Fishman, Boris
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Authorship
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Immigrants
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A replacement life, Boris Fishman
Link
www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/tiff/8/9780062287878.tif
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052401428
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062287885
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
A replacement life, Boris Fishman
Link
www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/tiff/8/9780062287878.tif
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052401428
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062287885
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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