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The Resource The Yiddish Policemen's Union

The Yiddish Policemen's Union

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Title
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
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Summary
Set in the Jewish homeland of ... Alaska, this is a brilliantly original novel from Michael Chabon, author of THE ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY and WONDER BOYS. What if, as Franklin Roosevelt once proposed, Alaska – and not Israel – had become the homeland for the Jews after the Second World War? In Michael Chabon’s Yiddish-speaking ‘Alyeska’, Orthodox gangs in side-curls and knee breeches roam the streets of Sitka, where Detective Meyer Landsman discovers the corpse of a heroin-addled chess prodigy in the flophouse Meyer calls home. Marionette strings stretch back to the hands of charismatic Rebbe Gold, leader of a sect that seems to have drawn its mission statement from the Cosa Nostra. Meyer is determined to unsnarl the meaning behind the murder. Even if that means surrendering his badge and his dignity to the chief of Sitka’s homicide unit – his fearsome ex-wife Bina. A novel of colossal ambition and heart, THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN’S UNION interweaves a homage to the stylish menace of 1940s film noir with a bittersweet fable of identity, home and faith
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Chabon, Michael
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:842ade6c-b38a-4add-ac26-051bb9e9cc49
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780007373055
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:842ade6c-b38a-4add-ac26-051bb9e9cc49
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780007373055
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
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