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Old Men at Midnight

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Publisher Comments:

From the celebrated author of The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev, a trilogy of related novellas about a woman whose life touches three very different menstories that encompass some of the profoundest themes of the twentieth century.

Ilana Davita Dinn is the listener to whom three men relate their lives.

As a young girl, she offers English lessons to a teenage survivor of the camps. In “The Ark Builder,” he shares with her the story of his friendship with a proud old builder of synagogue arks, and what happened when the German army invaded their Polish town.

As a graduate student, she finds herself escorting a guest lecturer from the Soviet Union, and in “The War Doctor,” her sympathy moves him to put his painful past to paper recounting his experiences as a Soviet NKVD agent who was saved by an idealistic doctor during the Russian civil war, only to encounter him again during the terrifying period of the Kremlin doctors plot.

And, finally, we meet her in “The Trope Teacher,” in which a distinguished professor of military history, trying to write his memoirs, is distracted by his wifes illness and by the arrival next door of a new neighbor, the famous writer I. D. (Ilana Davita) Chandal.

Poignant and profound, Chaim Potoks newest fiction is a major addition to his remarkableand remarkably lovedbody of work.

About the Author

Chaim Potok, trained as a rabbi and an editor, became an international success with his beloved first novel, The Chosen, and over the following thirty-odd years he gave us many other memorable works, both fiction and nonfiction. He died on July 23, 2002.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375410710
Author:
Potok, Chaim
Publisher:
Knopf
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Aged men
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Older men
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
007-01
Publication Date:
20011023
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.67x5.96x1.07 in. 1.07 lbs.

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