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Brooklyn, 1947. The war veterans have come home. Jackie Robinson is about to become a Dodger. And in one close-knit working-class neighborhood, an eleven-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin has just made friends with a lonely rabbi from Prague.

Snow in August is the story of that unlikely friendship — and of how the neighborhood reacts to it. For Michael, the rabbi opens a window to ancient learning and lore that rival anything in Captain Marvel. For the rabbi, Michael illuminates the everyday mysteries of America, including the strange language of baseball. But like their hero Jackie Robinson, neither can entirely escape from the swirling prejudices of the time. Terrorized by a local gang of anti-Semitic Irish toughs, Michael and the rabbi are caught in an escalating spiral of hate for which there's only one way out — a miracle....

Deeply affecting and wonderfully evocative of old New York, Snow in August is a brilliant fable for our time and all time — and another triumphfor Pete Hamill.

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Set in a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood in 1947, this poignant tale revolves around two of the most endearing characters in recent fiction: an 11-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin and Rabbi Judah Hirsch, a refugee from Prague.

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In the year 1947, Michael Devlin, eleven years old and 100 percent American-Irish, is about to forge an extraordinary bond with a refugee of war named Rabbi Judah Hirsch. Standing united against a common enemy, they will summon from ancient sources a power in desperately short supply in modern Brooklyn-a force that's forgotten by most of the world but is known to believers as magic.

About the Author

Pete Hamill is a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He is the author of twenty-two books, including the bestselling novels Tabloid City, North River, Forever, and Snow in August, and the bestselling memoir A Drinking Life. He lives in New York City.

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This was a great book to read. I recommend it to everyone to read. It was amazing and very unexpected. I loved it. Its a must read book. To sum it all up I loved this book and never judge a book by its cover because you never now how good it can turn out to be.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316340946
Author:
Hamill, Pete
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Jewish way of life
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Baseball stories
Subject:
Brooklyn
Subject:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Friendship; Judaism; Anti-Semitism; Gang violence; Supernatural beings
Subject:
Friendship; Judaism; Anti-
Subject:
Semitism; Gang violence; Supernatural beings
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
PNW-GTR-367
Publication Date:
19991001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1 in 0.72 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Set in a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood in 1947, this poignant tale revolves around two of the most endearing characters in recent fiction: an 11-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin and Rabbi Judah Hirsch, a refugee from Prague.
"Synopsis" by , In the year 1947, Michael Devlin, eleven years old and 100 percent American-Irish, is about to forge an extraordinary bond with a refugee of war named Rabbi Judah Hirsch. Standing united against a common enemy, they will summon from ancient sources a power in desperately short supply in modern Brooklyn-a force that's forgotten by most of the world but is known to believers as magic.
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