Synopses & Reviews
Bringing together 24 contemporary writers from 19 different countries, this anthology captures the exuberant storytelling tradition of the Jewish people, which has been shaped by centuries of legends, folklore, and mysticism. These writers--from Central Asia, Iran, Morocco, Russia, Siberia, Israel, Latin America, Europe, and the United States--show the diverse strains of the Jewish fabulist imagination. Teeming with passion and humor and rooted in the triumphant and tragic history of a people, these stories illustrate the Jewish fascination with the mysteries of the imagination and the endless possibilities of life. Steve Stern, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, tells the humorous tale of a flying rabbi in Memphis, Tennessee. Dina Rubina, twice nominated for the Russian Booker Prize, evokes a heightened state of spiritual consciousness in her story "Apples from Shlitzbutter's Garden."
"A diverse and imaginative group of stories." (Library Journal)
About the Author
Daniel M. Jaffe is the author of short stories that have appeared in Response, The Greensboro Review, The Florida Review, and Christopher Street. He is also the author of The Limits of Pleasure. He lives in Los Angeles.