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The Resource The slaughterman's daughter : the avenging of Mende Speismann by the hand of her sister Fanny, Yaniv Iczkovits ; translated from the Hebrew by Orr Scharf

The slaughterman's daughter : the avenging of Mende Speismann by the hand of her sister Fanny, Yaniv Iczkovits ; translated from the Hebrew by Orr Scharf

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The slaughterman's daughter : the avenging of Mende Speismann by the hand of her sister Fanny
Title
The slaughterman's daughter
Title remainder
the avenging of Mende Speismann by the hand of her sister Fanny
Statement of responsibility
Yaniv Iczkovits ; translated from the Hebrew by Orr Scharf
Title variation
  • Prayer after midnight
  • After midnight prayer
  • slaughtermans daughter
Title variation remainder
the avenging of Mende Speismann by the hand of her sister Fanny
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"When Fanny Keismann turns ten, her father, Grodno's ritual slaughterer, gives her a knife, and she soon develops a talent for her father's trade. But in nineteenth century Russia, ritual slaughter does not befit a wife and mother, so when it comes time to marry and raise a family, Fanny abandons her work and devotes herself to raising her five children. When Fanny's older sister's husband disappears, Fanny leaves her own family and sets out for the great city of Minsk in search of her wayward brother-in-law, armed with her old knife and accompanied by Zizek Bershov, who is either a sly rogue or an idiot. Fanny's mission to help her sister turns into a misadventure that threatens the foundations of the Russian Empire. What began as a family matter in Motol, a peripheral Jewish settlement, breaks the bounds of the shtetl, pits the police against the Czar's army, and upsets the political and social order they all live in."--
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The townsfolk of Motal, a small town in the Pale of Settlement where nothing very extraordinary ever happens, are shocked when Fanny Keismann - devoted wife, mother and noted cheese farmer - leaves her home at two hours past midnight and vanishes into the night. True, the husbands of Motal have been vanishing for years, but a wife and mother? Whoever heard of such a thing. How can it be explained? Surely there could be no link with the peculiar roadside murder on the road to Telekhany, which has left Colonel Piotr Novak, head of the Russian secret police, puzzling over the distinctive way in which all of the victims seem to have had their throats cut according to kosher practice. Surely that could have nothing to do with Fanny Keismann, whatever her past, whatever her reputation as a wilde chaya. Surely not.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10806477
Cataloging source
VHEI
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1975-
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Iczkovits, Yaniv
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Scharf, Orr
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True
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  • Jews
  • Jewish families
  • Sisters
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the avenging of Mende Speismann by the hand of her sister Fanny
Label
The slaughterman's daughter : the avenging of Mende Speismann by the hand of her sister Fanny, Yaniv Iczkovits ; translated from the Hebrew by Orr Scharf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Tikkun
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066742199
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
525 pages
Isbn
9780857058287
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1141773515
Label
The slaughterman's daughter : the avenging of Mende Speismann by the hand of her sister Fanny, Yaniv Iczkovits ; translated from the Hebrew by Orr Scharf
Publication
Note
Translation of: Tikkun
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066742199
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
525 pages
Isbn
9780857058287
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1141773515

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