By the winner of three national awards, a daring, ambitious, and wildly readable novel. A million-dollar painting by Marc Chagall is stolen from a museum. The unlikely thief is Benjamin Ziskind, a thirty-year-old quiz-show writer. As Benjamin and his twin sister try to evade the police, they find themselves recalling their dead parents--the father who lost a leg in Vietnam, the mother who created children's books--and their stories about trust, loss, and betrayal. What is true, what is fake, what does it mean? Eighty years before the theft, these questions haunted Chagall and the enigmatic Yiddish fabulist Der Nister ("The Hidden One"), teachers at a school for Jewish orphans. Both the painting and the questions will travel through time to shape the Ziskinds' futures. With astonishing grace and simplicity, Dara Horn interweaves a real art heist, history, biography, theology, and Yiddish literature. Richly satisfying, utterly unique, her novel opens the door to "the world to come"--not life after death, but the world we create through our actions right now.
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Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company Inc., U.S.A., 2006. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Codice libro della libreria 008217
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0393051072
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0393051072
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110393051072
Descrizione libro Doubleday, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition.... New York: Doubleday . First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. A perfect unread copy, opened only for the author to sign. Comes with archival-quality, acid-free dust jacket protector at no extra cost. A pristine signed copy! Smoke Free Shop. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. Dara Horn’s second novel confirms the promise of her first, In the Image. She has created a moving tribute to the brilliant Yiddish writers who were liquidated by Stalin. Horn weaves gracefully back and forth between Russia in the 1920s and New York in the present. Author was chosen as one of 20 best novelists under 35. 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria pp0206-6