This major family saga is set in Warsaw in the period from 1914-1939. Against a background of turbulence and fear, the author charts the inner doubts, conflicts and personal disappointments of a Warsaw Jewish family facing extinction.
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"A masterpiece, a triumph of realism, precisely finished, exactly located, a miraculous marriage of accuracy and imagination" ( Sunday Times)
"A loving and detailed portrait of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust." ( Globe & Mail)
"His greatest work." (Ian Samson Guardian '1000 novels everyone must read')
"Whatever region his writing inhabits, it is blazing with life and actuality" (New York Review of Books Ted Hughes)
"He makes most contemporary practitioners of the art of fiction look like singers with only one song" ( Guardian)
An extraordinary masterpiece
'A masterpiece' Sunday Times
In a magnificent work of the imagination, Isaac Bashevis Singer brings to life the decline of the prosperous Moskat family, Polish Jews living in Warsaw between the dawn of the twentieth century and the gloom of 1939. On a vast breathtaking background, saints mingle with swindlers, tough Zionists with mystic philosophers, and medieval rabbis rub shoulders with ultra-modern painters. A novel on the grandest scale, The Family Moskat is a work of high entertainment and a deeply moving chronicle of people's disappointments and passions.
'Whatever region his writing inhabits, it is blazing with life and actuality' Ted Hughes, New York Review of Books
'He makes most contemporary practitioners of the art of fiction look like singers with only one song' Guardian
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