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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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The Frozen Rabbi

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Publisher Comments:

Award-winning novelist Steve Stern's exhilarating epic recounts the story of how a nineteenth-century rabbi from a small Polish town ends up in a basement freezer in a suburban Memphis home at the end of the twentieth century. What happens when an impressionable teenage boy inadvertently thaws out the ancient man and brings him back to life is nothing short of miraculous.

Review:

"[A] wonderfully entertaining, inventive new novel that evokes Amy Bloom, Michael Chabon and Isaac Bashevis Singer....Laugh-out-loud funny, the sort of humor that takes you by surprise." NPR.org

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"A funny, profound and virtuosic work...this fast-paced romp through history...is a rare enchantment." San Francisco Chronicle

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"In the 25 years since [Stern] published his first book, younger Jewish writers have run with a similar shtick....In Jonathan Safran Foer, you see Stern's fanciful English, in Nicole Krauss his magic realism, in Michael Chabon his updated golems and gun-toting shtarkers. But Stern was there first, and with The Frozen Rabbi it feels like he may be last too: this is a novel so rich, full, funny, dense and exhausting, it feels like there may be no more Steve Stern books left to write — by him, or anyone else." The Toronto Globe and Mail

Review:

"Among the wonders awaiting the reader of Steve Stern's exuberant new novel...is one of sheer logistics: How did he get all of this in here? The book's 370 pages are packed to bursting with epic adventure and hysterical comedy, with grim poignancy and pointed satire, as Stern repeatedly shifts time and tone to craft a wildly entertaining tale." The Washington Post Book World

About the Author

Steve Stern, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, is the author of several previous novels and novellas. He teaches at Skidmore College in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616200527
Author:
Stern, Steve
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
FICTION / Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 400 pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781616200527 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] wonderfully entertaining, inventive new novel that evokes Amy Bloom, Michael Chabon and Isaac Bashevis Singer....Laugh-out-loud funny, the sort of humor that takes you by surprise."
"Review" by , "A funny, profound and virtuosic work...this fast-paced romp through history...is a rare enchantment."
"Review" by , "In the 25 years since [Stern] published his first book, younger Jewish writers have run with a similar shtick....In Jonathan Safran Foer, you see Stern's fanciful English, in Nicole Krauss his magic realism, in Michael Chabon his updated golems and gun-toting shtarkers. But Stern was there first, and with The Frozen Rabbi it feels like he may be last too: this is a novel so rich, full, funny, dense and exhausting, it feels like there may be no more Steve Stern books left to write — by him, or anyone else."
"Review" by , "Among the wonders awaiting the reader of Steve Stern's exuberant new novel...is one of sheer logistics: How did he get all of this in here? The book's 370 pages are packed to bursting with epic adventure and hysterical comedy, with grim poignancy and pointed satire, as Stern repeatedly shifts time and tone to craft a wildly entertaining tale."
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