kaddish com A Novel by Nathan Englander

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kaddish com  A Novel by Nathan Englander


Language: English | Format: epub | Size: 1.35 MB |



Description:
Larry is the secular son in a family of Orthodox Brooklyn Jews. When hisfather dies, it's his responsibility to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayerfor the dead, every day for eleven months.
To the horror and dismay of his sister, Larry refuses - imperilling the fateof his father's soul. To appease her, Larry hatches an ingenious if cynicalplan, hiring a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to recite theprayer and shepherd his father's soul safely to rest.
This is Nathan Englander's freshest and funniest work to date - a satire thattouches, lightly and with unforgettable humour, on the conflict betweenreligious and secular worlds, and the hypocrisies that run through both.

Review
"Englander is mischievously hilarious, nightmarish, suspenseful, inquisitive,and deliriously tender in this concentrated tale of tradition andimprovisation, faith and love."-- Booklist
_"[An] excellent comic dissection of Jewish-American life...This novel readslike Chaim Potok filtered through the sensibility of Mel Brooks. Englanderwrites cogently about Jewish-American assimilation, and, in his practicedhands, he makes Shuli's journey, both outer and inner, a simultaneouslyhumorous and deeply moving one." -- Publishers Weekly

About the Author
Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections For the Relief ofUnbearable Urges , an international best seller, and What We Talk About WhenWe Talk About Anne Frank, _and the novels _The Ministry of Special Cases andDinner at the Center of the Earth. His books have been translated intotwenty-two languages, and he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, aPEN/Malamud Award, the Frank O'Connor Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize from theAmerican Academy of Arts & Letters and was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prizein 2013. His play The Twenty-Seventh Man premiered at the Public Theater in2012. He is Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University and livesin Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.


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