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Publisher Description

"Nothing short of amazing." —Entertainment Weekly

A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents' living room. This work of art opens a door through which we discover his family's startling history—from an orphanage in Soviet Russia where Chagall taught to suburban New Jersey and the jungles of Vietnam.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2006
October 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

RaSarah's Dad ,

An Ode to Books and What is Owed to Books

For many years, artists and authors avoided efforts to depict the Holocaust because it stood apart from other events in magnitude and dreadful horror. Now, it would seem, some can't get enough of creating art and literature that references it. Dara Horn has taken it all a step further by including all of those references to Nazi and Soviet murder, torture, and demonic hatred into the lives of three generations of survivors, not just with her own lyric descriptions, but with the stories of Yiddish writers (some of whom are all but forgotten) and with rich Biblical references. It is through writing that mankind is redeemed.

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