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The World to Come

A Novel

By Dara Horn, 1977-

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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0393051072


Format: Book
Author: Horn, Dara, 1977-
Title: The world to come : a novel / Dara Horn.
Publisher Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2006.
Subject: Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985 -- Appreciation -- Fiction. Art thefts -- Fiction Fugitives from justice -- Fiction Brothers and sisters -- Fiction Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction Parents -- Death -- Fiction Jewish families -- Fiction Twins -- Fiction
Isbn: 0393051072
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Horn
Oclc: 6457717
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Bib Id: 237251

Format: Book
Author: Horn, Dara, 1977-
Title: The world to come : a novel / Dara Horn.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2006.
Description: 314 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985 -- Appreciation -- Fiction.
Subjects: Art thefts -- Fiction
Subjects: Fugitives from justice -- Fiction
Subjects: Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Subjects: Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction
Subjects: Parents -- Death -- Fiction
Subjects: Jewish families -- Fiction
Subjects: Twins -- Fiction
LCCN: 2005014586
ISBN: 0393051072
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Horn