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Fein, Yvonne2018
An enthralling, entertaining and compelling collection of short stories that follow the great Yiddish storytelling traditions in tone and style: tackling life’s questions, big and banal, with an evocative, humorous and thought-provoking authority. In each one, Fein excels in drawing the reader into another reality, to experience, to become part of the story and the characters’ lives as they unfold. The stories are discrete but connected by their representations of various generations of the tormented. A mediaeval legend taken from the Talmud is gentle with gender ambiguity yet follows it to its unforeseen end. A tale of magical realism tells of a rabbi, a student who falls in love with him and a shadow-soul from a distant era. The three of them dance together in the present but the shadow-soul takes the rabbi back to a time of corruption and evil.
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Choose somebody else / Yvonne Fein.
Fein, Yvonne, author
Elwood, Victoria : Wild Dingo Press, 2018.©2018
259 pages ; 21 cm.
9780648215929 (paperback)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionFEINAvailable