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The Resource Cafe Scheherazade

Cafe Scheherazade

Label
Cafe Scheherazade
Title
Cafe Scheherazade
Statement of responsibility
Arnold Zable
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cafe Scheherazade is a haunting meditation on displacement, and the way the effects of war linger in the minds of its survivors.In this deeply moving book we meet Avram and Masha, proprietors of the cafe, and hear the tales that they and their fellow storytellers have to offer: of Moshe stalking the streets of Shanghai and Warsaw, of Laizer imprisoned in the Soviet city of Lvov, and of Zalman marooned in Vilna and Kobe. And we learn how Avram and Masha met and fell in love and came to create their Melbourne cafe together.In this mesmerising book, at once fable and history, fiction becomes a way of remaining faithful to the stories of cities strung across the globe like pearls on a string, to the maps and narratives etched in the minds of old men talking in a cafe by the sea.'An original, deeply felt, beautifully written book.' Sydney Morning Herald
Summary
The legendary Queen Scheherazade told her seductive tales for a thousand and one nights. The characters in Arnold Zable's haunting book emerged from the chaos of World War II to tell their own stories of profound love and loss in the cafe by the sea. A cafe whose name will itself reveal the moving story of how its proprietors, Avram and Masha, met and fell in love. At once fable and history, Cafe Scheherazade takes the reader on a journey which ranges from Kobe to Paris, from Vilna to Melbourne. It remains faithful to the experiences of Jewish survivors, whose lives reflect the courage of refugees everywhere, and confirms Arnold Zable's status as a master storyteller.
Character
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295714
Cataloging source
ANL
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1947-
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Zable, Arnold
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Cafe Scheherazade
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d4aed5f4-c6d2-40b6-8b50-08c2468b013a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921799457
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Cafe Scheherazade
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d4aed5f4-c6d2-40b6-8b50-08c2468b013a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781921799457
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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