The Yiddish Policemen’s Union: A Novel (P.S.)

The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel (P.S.) Author Michael Chabon
ISBN-10 0007149832
ISBN-13 9780007149834
Year 2008-04-29
Pages 464
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial
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The New York Times bestseller now available in paperbackan excellent hyperliterate genre pantsing detective novel that deserves every inch of itsblockbuster superfame New York For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka a temporary safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish But now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control and their dream is coming to an end Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion His life is a shambles his marriage a wreck his career a disaster And in the cheap hotel where Landsman has washed up someone has just committed a murderright under his nose When he begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor a former chess prodigy word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately and Landsman finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith obsession evil and salvation that are his heritage At once a gripping whodunit a love story and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption The Yiddish Policemen s Unionis a novel only Michael Chabon could have written

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