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The Resource Shlepping the exile : a novel, Michael Wex

Shlepping the exile : a novel, Michael Wex

Label
Shlepping the exile : a novel
Title
Shlepping the exile
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Wex
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Svelte and supple as unleavened bread, Shlepping the Exile rends the shmaltz from Jewish fiction and replaces it with a pound of real flesh. It's the story of Yoine Levkes, a hassidic boy of the Canadian prairies, his refugee parents, and the Jewish community of Coalbanks, Alberta in the late 1950s. Confronted with dying people, an ailing culture, the perils of near-orphanhood and the allures of Sabina Mandelbroit, whose family doesn't keep the Sabbath, Yoine can no longer tell whether he's a human being or a loot-bag of conflicting traditions. He's too religious to be 'normal,' too 'normal' not to realize this, and too much of a kid to be able to make any sense of it. Shlepping the Exile is an inside portrait of orthodox, post-Holocaust Judaism in a place that it never expected to be"--
Summary
A story of Yoine Levkes, a hassidic boy of the Canadian prairies, his refugee parents, and the Jewish community of Coalbanks, Alberta in the late 1950s.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10262512
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wex, Michael
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Alberta
Target audience
adult
Label
Shlepping the exile : a novel, Michael Wex
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545296
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780312364632
Lccn
2013031936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846545296
Label
Shlepping the exile : a novel, Michael Wex
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545296
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780312364632
Lccn
2013031936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846545296

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