With varying degrees of success, a group of Jewish friends have established new lives in New York. But then, after a dinner party, David Grein begins an adulterous affair with Anna, the daughter of the powerful Boris Amekrver, and the repercussions are enormous.
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"A significant event, a major addition to the English-language Singer oeuvre. It is a startling, piercing work of fiction, a book with a strong claim to being Singer's masterpiece."--"The New York Times""" "A matchless portrait of human frailty seen from the perspective of a vast compassionate understanding. A major work, from one of the great modern novelists."--"Kirkus Reviews" "This major novel is a welcome addition to the Singer library."--"Library Journal"About the Author:
* Although Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1935, the circumscribed world of the Polish Jews remained at the heart of his imagination. Beginning with his first major work, Satan in Goray (1935), he used the life of the shtetl as raw material, transforming its folkways, religious practices, superstitions, and sexual habits into superior works of art. From time to time, however, Singer turned his eye upon New World Jews like himself, recording their rapid or reluctant assimilation into the American mainstream. One such book is SHADOWS ON THE HUDSON * He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978
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Book Description Plume / Penguin Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140273212