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In 1945 the Allied forces are trekking across Europe, pausing incidentally to free the Jews from Hitler's camps. Newly emerged from the ashes, three ex-prisoners-a logician, a saint, and a schemer-come toghether. Led by nineteen-year-old Isaac Kaufman, this trio joins forces in survival to exploit the only industry up and running in a crippled German town, the black market-until they discover and decide to steal a four-foot cube:"Eighteen tons of golden ingots created from fillings pried from the teeth of the Jews of Eastern Europe."

About the Author

Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of Sandman's Dust, Stories of an Imaginary Childhood, and While the Messiah Tarries. His stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Antaeus, and elsewhere. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City with his wife and three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312167608
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Bukiet, Melvin Jules
Author:
Bukiet, Melvin J.
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Black market
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
WRP-RE-19
Publication Date:
19970815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.48 x 1.105 in 1 lb

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