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Author Iczkovits, Yaniv, 1975- author.

Title The slaughterman's daughter / Yaniv Iczkovits ; translated from the Hebrew by Orr Scharf.

Publication Info. New York : Schocken Books, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    ICZKOVITS,YAN    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First United States edition.
Description 515 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Translation of: Tiḳun aḥar ḥatsot.
Summary "With her reputation as a vilde chaya, a wild beast, Fanny Keismann isn't like the other women in her shtetl-certainly not her obedient and anxiety-ridden sister, Mende, whose "philosopher" of a husband, Zvi-Meir, has run off to Minsk, abandoning her and their two children in a small village in Russia's Pale of Settlement. As a young girl, Fanny felt an inexorable pull toward the profession of her father, Grodno's ritual slaughterer, who reluctantly took her under his wing and trained her to be a master shochet-incredibly skilled with a knife. It's a knife that Fanny keeps tied to her right leg even now, as a married woman, cheese farmer, and mother of five, long after she's given up that unsuitable profession. Horrified by her brother-in-law's actions and heedless of the dangers facing a Jewish woman travelling alone in Czarist Russia, Fanny decides that enough is enough and sets off to track down Zvi-Meir and bring him home-with the help of the mute and mysterious ferryman, Zizek Breshov, an ex-soldier with his own sensational past."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sisters -- Fiction.
Abandoned wives -- Fiction.
Jewish women -- Russia -- Fiction.
Jewish families -- Russia -- Fiction.
Russia -- History -- 1801-1917 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Added Author Scharf, Orr, translator.
Added Title Tiḳun aḥar ḥatsot. English
ISBN 9780805243659 (hardcover)
0805243658 (hardcover)
9780805243666 (ebook)

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