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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

By Michael Chabon

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| Mass Market Paperback | 9780061493607

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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. Prou Continue

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.

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    protagonist's plight is as intriguing and entertaining as twisting alternate history. those who likes Matthew Scudder may also like Meyer Landsman

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    spingitori di libri

    Ci sono persone delle quali ti devi fidare. E basta.
    Sperando che non ti.
    Mai.

    Non avrei mai letto un libro del genere se non fosse stato per.
    E mi sarei persa un.

    [E adesso vieni a fottermi anche questo, stronza.]

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    LadyRock said on Feb 9, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Un'ucronia _ hard boiled _ Yiddish ,(se proprio lo vogliamo incasellare) ma non proprio in definitiva...
    Coinvolge piano piano, poi avvince, bello!

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    Amarillide said on Jan 20, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    "Chabon is a helluva good writer", per rendere così credibile una terra promessa (a prestito però) in Alaska. Tragedia e humour, ebrei in nero e non, tradizioni bibliche e ossessioni politiche.

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    RobbieB said on Jan 13, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    In realtà sarebbero 4 stelle e mezza. Fantastico e fantasioso, ironico e divertente. Una perla trovata per caso ed un autore che seguirò con attenzione.

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    Elena Villani said on Dec 22, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Inizio folgorante, poi Chabod calca un po' troppo sugli stereotipi di genere. Ma quattro stelline li vale tutte, con grandi complimenti al coraggio dell'autore per l'invenzione della sua ucronia.

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    salvaspir said on Dec 1, 2013 | Add your feedback

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