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Author Manseau, Peter.

Title Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel / Peter Manseau.

Imprint New York : Free Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    MANSEAU,PET    Available
Edition 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Description 370 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary "Summer, sweltering, 1996. A book warehouse in western Massachusetts. A man at the beginning of his adult life -- and the end of his career rope -- becomes involved with a woman, a language, and a great lie that will define his future. Most auspiciously of all, he runs across Itsik Malpesh, a ninetysomething Russian immigrant who claims to be the last Yiddish poet in America. When a set of accounting ledgers in which Malpesh has written his memoirs surfaces -- twenty-two volumes brimming with adventure, drama, deception, passion, and wit -- the young man is compelled to translate them, telling Malpesh's story as his own life unfolds, and bringing together two paths that coincide in shocking and unexpected ways"--From publisher description.
Subject Jews, Russian -- United States -- Fiction.
Poets, Yiddish -- Fiction.
Translators -- Fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781416538707 : $25.00

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