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Shlepping the Exile

By Michael Wex, 1954-

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 Michael Wex's inside portrait of orthodox, post-Holocaust Judaism in a place that it never expected to be.

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Book

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780312364632


Format: Book
Author: Wex, Michael, 1954-
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Shlepping the exile / Michael Wex.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Subject: Jews -- Alberta -- Calgary -- Fiction. FICTION / General.
Isbn: 9780312364632 (hardback) 0312364636 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Wex
Oclc: 846545296
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Bib Id: 497942

Format: Book
Author: Wex, Michael, 1954-
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Shlepping the exile / Michael Wex.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Description: 216 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Jews -- Alberta -- Calgary -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / General.
Notes: "A different version of this book was published in Canada in 2010 by Mosaic Press"--Title page verso.
LCCN: 2013031936
ISBN: 9780312364632 (hardback)
ISBN: 0312364636 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Wex