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Blind, homosexual, Russian migr speechwriter Nathan Kazakov has enough problems even before his left ear is obliterated by a bullet presumably meant for the Israeli prime minister. Determined to solve the mystery, Nathan begins exploring a web of conspiracies involving messianic orthodox settlers, Arab terrorists, and the Israeli secret service. Was the bullet intended for Nathan after all? or perhaps for the prime minister's son Gabriel, an archaeologist who shuns his father's politics? One trail leads to Leviticus, another beneath the Temple Mount. Strange Fireis "a stunning literary achievement" (Miami Herald) fueled by Bukiet's singular imagination. A Washington Post Book World2001 Rave, a Chicago TribuneFavorite Book of the Year, and a BooklistEditors' Choice. "Corrupt, violent, zigzagging atmosphere...a raucous vituperative attack on every kind of political hypocrisy."'"Los Angeles Times Book Review

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"Savagely funny....Never was Jewish wit put to better or more urgent use."--, a Favorite Book of 2001

Synopsis:

Blind, homosexual, Russian émigré speechwriter Nathan Kazakov has enough problems even before his left ear is obliterated by a bullet presumably meant for the Israeli prime minister. Determined to solve the mystery, Nathan begins exploring a web of conspiracies involving messianic orthodox settlers, Arab terrorists, and the Israeli secret service. Was the bullet intended for Nathan after all? or perhaps for the prime minister's son Gabriel, an archaeologist who shuns his father's politics? One trail leads to Leviticus, another beneath the Temple Mount. is "a stunning literary achievement" () fueled by Bukiet's singular imagination. A 2001 Rave, a Favorite Book of the Year, and a Editors' Choice. "Corrupt, violent, zigzagging atmosphere...a raucous vituperative attack on every kind of political hypocrisy."--

About the Author

Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of six previous books of fiction, and his stories have appeared in The Paris Review and Conjunctions. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393323597
Author:
Bukiet, Melvin Jules
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.26x5.53x.88 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Blind, homosexual, Russian émigré speechwriter Nathan Kazakov has enough problems even before his left ear is obliterated by a bullet presumably meant for the Israeli prime minister. Determined to solve the mystery, Nathan begins exploring a web of conspiracies involving messianic orthodox settlers, Arab terrorists, and the Israeli secret service. Was the bullet intended for Nathan after all? or perhaps for the prime minister's son Gabriel, an archaeologist who shuns his father's politics? One trail leads to Leviticus, another beneath the Temple Mount. is "a stunning literary achievement" () fueled by Bukiet's singular imagination. A 2001 Rave, a Favorite Book of the Year, and a Editors' Choice. "Corrupt, violent, zigzagging atmosphere...a raucous vituperative attack on every kind of political hypocrisy."--
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