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Publisher Comments:

The New York Times has called Steve Stern "a prodigiously talented writer who arrives unheralded like one of the apparitions in his own stories." The Philadelphia Inquirer has said, "Steve Stern is an astonishing writer." Whatever the source, the critics agree that Stern offers immense delight, and outright laughs, throughout his award-winning books. The Wedding Jester offers a new chance to journey to Stern's magical Jewish otherworld — where fantastical events are commonplace, and rabbis — sometimes frequently — take flight.

Review:

"Rich and wondrous, these nine tales confirm Stern's distinctive place in modern American Jewish fiction, as he continues to stake out his own unique territory...with dazzling and unforeseen consequences." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"There are many reasons to savor Stern's stories...but perhaps the most telling of all is the sheer pleasure they provide." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"For nearly 20 years now, Mr. Stern has rendered shimmering fictional landscapes. Through his imagination, he continues to retrieve Jewish worlds—the Pinch, the Catskills, the Lower East Side and the shtetl—that are rapidly fading from memory. He does more than merely empathize with the ghosts, or what are soon to be ghosts, of these Jewish locales. Rather, he loves them. He delights in them. He revels in their brushes with the magical realm amid their often sordid environs, their powers of transcendence, but celebrates even more profoundly their common humanity—awkward, fallible, bumbling, sometimes blind, but, above all endearing and, yes, magical in its own right." Jewish Forward

Review:

"Only a writer with a deep reverence for and a connection with the ancient story-telling power of his rich folkloric sources could concoct the often irreverently comic twists that distinguish these genuinely marvelous — and always vital — stories." Stuart Dybek

Review:

"What good news — more stories by Steve Stern! I am a zealous admirer of his one-of-a-kind imagination and his miraculous sentences." Cynthia Ozick

Synopsis:

The New York Times has called Stern "a prodigiously talented writer who arrives unheralded like one of the apparitions in his own stories." Stern delights, whether with the tale of a troublesome levitating rabbi or a bride possessed by a long dead Jewish comic. In this world laced with humor and magic, fantastical events are commonplace, and rabbis — sometimes frequently — take flight.

Synopsis:

The New York Times has called Steve Stern "a prodigiously talented writer who arrives unheralded like one of the apparitions in his own stories." The Philadelphia Inquirer has said, "Steve Stern is an astonishing writer." Whatever the source, the critics agree that Stern offers immense delight, and outright laughs, throughout his award-winning books. The Wedding Jester offers a new chance to journey to Stern's magical Jewish otherworld-- where fantastical events are commonplace, and rabbis-- sometimes frequently-- take flight.

About the Author

Steve Stern is the author of several works of fiction, most recently A Plague of Dreamers. His honors include two New York Times Notable Books, a Pushcart Writer's Choice Award, an O. Henry Prize, and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Jewish American Fiction. Stern was born in Memphis, Tennessee and now lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555972905
Author:
Stern, Steve
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Location:
St. Paul, Minn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, American
Subject:
Jews -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Religious
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Literature-A to Z
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Jewish
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Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.52 x 5.74 x 0.685 in

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Product details 232 pages Graywolf Press - English 9781555972905 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Rich and wondrous, these nine tales confirm Stern's distinctive place in modern American Jewish fiction, as he continues to stake out his own unique territory...with dazzling and unforeseen consequences."
"Review" by , "There are many reasons to savor Stern's stories...but perhaps the most telling of all is the sheer pleasure they provide."
"Review" by , "For nearly 20 years now, Mr. Stern has rendered shimmering fictional landscapes. Through his imagination, he continues to retrieve Jewish worlds—the Pinch, the Catskills, the Lower East Side and the shtetl—that are rapidly fading from memory. He does more than merely empathize with the ghosts, or what are soon to be ghosts, of these Jewish locales. Rather, he loves them. He delights in them. He revels in their brushes with the magical realm amid their often sordid environs, their powers of transcendence, but celebrates even more profoundly their common humanity—awkward, fallible, bumbling, sometimes blind, but, above all endearing and, yes, magical in its own right."
"Review" by , "Only a writer with a deep reverence for and a connection with the ancient story-telling power of his rich folkloric sources could concoct the often irreverently comic twists that distinguish these genuinely marvelous — and always vital — stories."
"Review" by , "What good news — more stories by Steve Stern! I am a zealous admirer of his one-of-a-kind imagination and his miraculous sentences."
"Synopsis" by , The New York Times has called Stern "a prodigiously talented writer who arrives unheralded like one of the apparitions in his own stories." Stern delights, whether with the tale of a troublesome levitating rabbi or a bride possessed by a long dead Jewish comic. In this world laced with humor and magic, fantastical events are commonplace, and rabbis — sometimes frequently — take flight.
"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times has called Steve Stern "a prodigiously talented writer who arrives unheralded like one of the apparitions in his own stories." The Philadelphia Inquirer has said, "Steve Stern is an astonishing writer." Whatever the source, the critics agree that Stern offers immense delight, and outright laughs, throughout his award-winning books. The Wedding Jester offers a new chance to journey to Stern's magical Jewish otherworld-- where fantastical events are commonplace, and rabbis-- sometimes frequently-- take flight.

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