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By Jay Neugeboren (author) Eli Neugeboren (illustrator)

ISBN-10: 0292706618

ISBN-13: 9780292706613

ISBN-10: 0292797060

ISBN-13: 9780292797062

Prize-winning novelist Jay Neugeboren's 3rd number of brief tales makes a speciality of Jews in quite a few states of exile and expatriation--strangers in unusual lands, faraway from domestic. those dozen stories, via an writer whose tales were chosen for greater than fifty anthologies, together with most sensible American brief tales and O. Henry Prize tales, span the 20 th century and vividly catch short moments within the lives in their characters: a rabbi in a small city in New England suffering to are inclined to his congregation and himself, retirees who reside in Florida yet dream of Brooklyn, a boy at a summer season camp in upstate long island studying concerning the Holocaust for the 1st time, Russians dwelling in Massachusetts with the relatives who helped them immigrate. In "The different finish of the World," an American soldier who has survived existence in a jap prisoner of struggle camp grieves for participants of his kin murdered in a Nazi loss of life camp, and in "Poppa's Books" a tender boy learns to proportion his father's ardour for the infrequent books that characterize the outdated global. "This 3rd existence" tells of a divorced lady who travels throughout Germany looking for new that means in her lifestyles after her young ones go away domestic, whereas either "His Violin" and "The Golden Years" discover the plight of aged Jews, displaced from long island urban to retirement groups in Florida, who fight with reminiscence, insanity, and mortality. Set in quite a few occasions and areas, those poignant tales are all stories of non-public exile that still remove darkness from that higher diaspora--geographical, emotional, or spiritual--in which many folks, even if Jews or non-Jews, dwell.

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His arm stayed bent at the elbow, and he never seemed to open his eyes so that I kept imagining his eyes were somehow unshaven too, flecked with hundreds of tiny black dots, like hairs that were starting to grow through. My father said my mother was waiting, that we didn’t have much time—his bus was leaving for the train station in thirty minutes. I told him what Don said about me making the Dodgers some day and him being my coach. I thought that bringing in the fact that Jake Pitler, one of the Dodger coaches, was Jewish, would make my father happy, but he just snapped at me that he didn’t have time to talk about nonsense when my mother was waiting.

News from the New American Diaspora | 9 The rabbi felt himself fall back into his chair. Dmitry stood next to the Torah, his face in his hands. What should he do? What should he do? The rabbi put a hand on Dmitry’s shoulder, and Dmitry turned and buried his head against the rabbi’s neck. The rabbi stroked Dmitry’s dark curls. What should he do, and where could he go? He could not return home, and he could not return to Russia. So I am become a wandering Jew, yes? No? Tell me where I should go, rabbi, and why God plays jokes with honest men.

I mean, when they sent his picture over to Europe, to the DP camps, you know what they did? They sent us back a CARE package,” she said. “Yeah. Ashes to ashes, right? So get going if you’re going. ” What I couldn’t figure out with Don was where all the food he ate went. At regular camp meals, Don went at the food the way he went at ground balls: ferociously. He ate seconds and thirds of just about everything—steaks, chicken, hamburgers, mashed potatoes, corn, vegetables, and noodle casseroles, and he got our waiter to bring him two glasses of buttermilk at each meal.

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