9780007150939

The Yiddish Policemen's Union

Michael Chabon


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780007150939
Published: March 2008

Price: $19.99

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The brilliantly original new novel from Michael Chabon, author of `The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' and `The Final Solution'.

What if, as Franklin Roosevelt once proposed, Alaska - and not Israel - had become the homeland for the Jews after World War II? In Michael Chabon's Yiddish-speaking 'Alyeska', Orthodox gangs in side-curls and knee breeches roam the streets of Sitka, where Detective Meyer Landsman discovers the corpse of a heroin-addled chess prodigy in the flophouse Meyer calls home. Marionette strings stretch back to the hands of charismatic Rebbe Gold, leader of a sect that seems to have drawn its mission statement from the Cosa Nostra - but behind Rebbe looms an even larger shadow. Despite sensible protests from Berko, his half-Tlingit, half-Jewish partner, Meyer is determined to unsnarl the meaning behind the murder. Even if that means surrendering his badge and his dignity to the chief of Sitka's homicide unit - also known as his fearsome ex-wife, Bina.

`The Yiddish Policemen's Union' interweaves a homage to the stylish menace of 1940s film noir with a bittersweet fable of identity, home and faith. It is a novel of colossal ambition and heart from one of the most important and beloved writers working today.

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9780007150939
  • Published: March 2008
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 28
  • Weight (g): 310

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