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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

  • Livre Relié
  • 432 Nombre de pages
In a world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Lands... Lire la suite
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Description

In a world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and his half-Tlingit partner Berko investigate the death of a heroin-addled chess prodigy.

Auteur

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.



Texte du rabat

In THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN'S UNION, Michael Chabon offers a loving tribute to the hard-boiled world of Hollywood noir - from The Big Sleep to Chinatown - even as he engages with vital questions of identity, faith and the simple but profound subject of love. It is a masterful work that will continue to broaden his enormous reading and listening audience.

Résumé

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 revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. Proud, grateful, and longing to be American, the Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant, gritty, soulful, and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. For sixty years they have been left alone, neglected and half-forgotten in a backwater of history. Now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end: once again the tides of history threaten to sweep them up and carry them off into the unknown.

But 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. He and his half-Tlingit partner, Berko Shemets, can't catch a break in any of their outstanding cases. Landsman's new supervisor is the love of his life—and also his worst nightmare. And in the cheap hotel where he has washed up, someone has just committed a murder—right under Landsman's nose. Out of habit, obligation, and a mysterious sense that it somehow offers him a shot at redeeming himself, Landsman begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy. But when word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, Landsman soon finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, hopefulness, evil, and salvation that are his heritage—and with the unfinished business of his marriage to Bina Gelbfish, the one person who understands his darkest fears.

At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, an homage to 1940s noir, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780007149827
ISBN: 978-0-00-714982-7
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Harper Collins (US)
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 432
Poids: 594g
Taille: H234mm x B163mm x T35mm
Parution: 01.05.2007
Année: 2007
Auflage: New.