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The Resource A replacement life, Boris Fishman, (electronic resource)

A replacement life, Boris Fishman, (electronic resource)

Label
A replacement life
Title
A replacement life
Statement of responsibility
Boris Fishman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York. Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, "didn't suffer in the exact way" he needs to have suffered to qualify for the restitution the German government has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. But suffer he has'as a Jew in the war; as a second-class citizen in the USSR; as an immigrant to America. So' Isn't his grandson a "writer"' High-minded Slava wants to put all this immigrant scraping behind him. Only the American Dream is not panning out for him'Century, the legendary magazine where he works as a researcher, wants nothing greater from him. Slava wants to be a correct, blameless American'but he wants to be a lionized writer even more. Slava's turn as the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that not every fact is the truth, and not every lie a falsehood. It takes more than law-abiding to become an American; it takes the same self-reinvention in which his people excel. Intoxicated and unmoored by his inventions, Slava risks exposure. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that finally grants him a sense of home in America, but not before collecting a price from his family
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fishman, Boris
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.I824
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authorship
  • Families
  • Forgery
  • Grandfathers
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Immigrants
  • Jews, Russian
  • Brooklyn (N.Y.)
Label
A replacement life, Boris Fishman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/4C3B1FDB-F026-4748-AC8B-5A539D5E193E/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=8D3E1307-BF6C-4E5A-9CFE-5D31371959F6
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062287892
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00235156
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8D3E1307-BF6C-4E5A-9CFE-5D31371959F6
System control number
  • ocn877890088
  • (OCoLC)877890088
Label
A replacement life, Boris Fishman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/4C3B1FDB-F026-4748-AC8B-5A539D5E193E/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=8D3E1307-BF6C-4E5A-9CFE-5D31371959F6
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062287892
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00235156
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8D3E1307-BF6C-4E5A-9CFE-5D31371959F6
System control number
  • ocn877890088
  • (OCoLC)877890088

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