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A Replacement Life: A Novel
Exact title of book
A Replacement Life: A Novel
Book author
Boris Fishman
ISBN
9780062287885
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Published
Jan 20, 2015
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
352
File size (in PDF)
3168 kB

Some brief overview of book

In this highly acclaimed literary debut, a failed journalist is asked to do the unthinkable forge Holocaust-restitution claims for older Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York. Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, didnt 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 hasas a Jew in the war, as a second-class citizen in the USSR, as an immigrant to America.

So? Isnt his grandson a writer? High-minded Slava wants to put this immigrant scraping behind him.

Only the American Dream is not panning out for himCentury, 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. Slavas 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.

A Replacement Life is a dark, moving, and beautifully written novel about family, honor, and justice.

About book author

Fishman was born in Belarus and immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. He is the editor of Wild East Stories from the Last Frontier, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, the London Review of Books, and other publications. He lives in New York City. grandson a writer?

High-minded Slava wants to put this immigrant scraping behind him. Only the American Dream is not panning out for himCentury, 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.

Slavas 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. A Replacement Life is a dark, moving, and beautifully written novel about family, honor, and justice.

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