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The Resource The Ministry of Special Cases, Nathan Englander

The Ministry of Special Cases, Nathan Englander

Label
The Ministry of Special Cases
Title
The Ministry of Special Cases
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Englander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From its unforgettable opening scene in the darkness of a forgotten cemetery in Buenos Aires, The Ministry of Special Cases casts a powerful spell. In the heart of Argentina's Dirty War, Kaddish Poznan struggles with a son who won't accept him; strives for a wife who forever saves him; and spends his nights protecting the good name of a community that denies his existence - and denies a checkered history that only Kaddish holds dear. When the nightmare of the disappeared children brings the Poznan family to its knees, they are thrust into the unyielding corridors of the Ministry of Special Cases, the refuge of last resort."
  • "Nathan Englander's first novel is a timeless story of fathers and sons. In a world turned upside down, where the past and the future, the nature of truth itself, all take shape according to a corrupt government's whims, one man - one spectacularly hopeless man - fights to overcome his history and his name, and, if for only once in his life, to put things right."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
In the heart of Argentina's Dirty War, Kaddish Poznan struggles with a son who won't accept him; strives for a wife who forever saves him; and spends his nights protecting the good name of a community that denies his existence--and denies a checkered history that only Kaddish holds dear
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
  • Sophie Brody Medal, 2008
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161059
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Englander, Nathan
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disappeared persons
  • Human rights
  • Missing children
  • Jews
  • Argentina
Target audience
adult
Label
The Ministry of Special Cases, Nathan Englander
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042555317
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
454 p. (large print)
Form of item
braille
Isbn
9781602850798
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007026617
Label
The Ministry of Special Cases, Nathan Englander
Publication
Control code
000042555317
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
454 p. (large print)
Form of item
braille
Isbn
9781602850798
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007026617

Library Locations

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