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The Oriental Wife is the story of two assimilated Jewish children from Nuremberg who flee Hitler's Germany and struggle to put down roots elsewhere. When they meet up again in New York, they fall in love both with each other and with America, believing they have found a permanent refuge. But just when it looks as though nothing can ever touch them again, their lives are shattered by a freakish accident and a betrayal that will reverberate into the life of their American daughter. In its portrait of the immigrant experience, and of the tragic gulf between generations, The Oriental Wife illuminates the collision of American ideals of freedom and happiness with certain sterner old world virtues.

Synopsis:

Two Jewish childhood friends, who fled the Nazis, meet again after they are grown and marry, but their lives are changed dramatically when the wife suffers a debilitating accident.

About the Author

\Evelyn Toynton’s last novel, Modern Art, was a NewYork Times Notable Book of the Year and was long-listed for the Ambassador Award of the English-Speaking Union. A frequent contributor to Harper’s, she has also written for The Atlantic, The American Scholar, the Times Literary Supplement, and the New York Times Book Review, and her work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Rereadings (edited by Anne Fadiman) and Mentors, Muses & Monsters. She lives in Norfolk, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590514429
Publisher:
Other Press
Subject:
Fiction : Jewish
Author:
Toynton, Evelyn
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Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Domestic fiction
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Love stories
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Fiction : General
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Publication Date:
July 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
239

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