In this acclaimed fiction debut, "a rich, often ironic homage to Yiddish culture and language" (Publishers Weekly), Peter Manseau weaves 100 years of Jewish history, the sad fate of an ancient language, and a love story shaped by destiny into a truly great American novel.In a five-story walkup in Baltimore, nonagenarian Itsik Malpesh—the last Yiddish poet in America—spends his days lamenting the d...
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Free Press; Reprint edition (June 9, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 1172932
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reviews: Songs for the Butcher's Daughter is a very approachable novel rich in characterization and many will read it and find it pleasant. It is, however, much more. The book deals with significant cultural shifts unique to the American immigrant experienc...
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