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The Yid : a novel, Paul Goldberg

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The Yid : a novel
Title
The Yid
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paul Goldberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Moscow, February 1953. A week before Stalin's death, his final pogrom, "one that would forever rid the Motherland of the vermin," is in full swing. Three government goons arrive in the middle of the night to arrest Solomon Shimonovich Levinson, an actor from the defunct State Jewish Theater. But Levinson, though an old man, is a veteran of past wars, and his shocking response to the intruders sets in motion a series of events both zany and deadly as he proceeds to assemble a ragtag group to help him enact a mad-brilliant plot: the assassination of a tyrant. Levinson's cast of unlikely heroes includes Aleksandr Kogan, a machine-gunner in Levinson's Red Army band who has since become one of Moscow's premier surgeons; Frederick Lewis, an African American who came to the USSR to build smelters and stayed to work as an engineer, learning Russian, Esperanto, and Yiddish; and Kima Petrova, an enigmatic young woman with a score to settle. While the setting is Soviet Russia, the backdrop is Shakespeare: A mad king has a diabolical plan to exterminate and deport his country's remaining Jews. And wandering through the narrative, like a crazy Soviet Ragtime, are such historical figures as Paul Robeson, Solomon Mikhoels, and Marc Chagall. As hilarious as it is moving, as intellectual as it is violent--with echoes of Inglourious Basterds and Seven Samurai--THE YID is a tragicomic masterpiece of historical fiction"--
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Title
The Yid
Creator
Summary
A State Jewish Theater actor and war veteran's astonishing response to Moscow pogrom goons invading his home triggers a zany and deadly series of events as he assembles a ragtag team to help him try to assassinate Stalin
Subject
Genre
Tone
Character
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10466869
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.O4434
LC item number
Y53 2016
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Paul Goldberg
The Yid : a novel, Paul Goldberg

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