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Publisher Description

For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. But now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end.

Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. And in the cheap hotel where Landsman has washed up, someone has just committed a murder—right under his nose. When he begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, and Landsman finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, evil, and salvation that are his heritage.

At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
January 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

larry the less than symbol ,

Great book

Michael Chabon has shown what it’s like to live in a world where after World War 2, the Jewish were given refuge in not Israel, but Alaska in ‘The Yiddish Policemen’s Union’. When a detective investigates what he thinks is a simple murder, he stumbles upon an international conspiracy that concerns all Jewish people of the world.

Yiddish policeman's union ,

Yiddish Polceman,s Union

Wonderful read for any Jew who enjoys the cultural quirks of Jewish life.Well written mystery & examination of alternative end of WW2. Also lovely love story

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