A Replacement Life: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback)) by Boris Fishman PDF

By Boris Fishman

ISBN-10: 0062287877

ISBN-13: 9780062287878

ISBN-10: 0062287885

ISBN-13: 9780062287885

ISBN-10: 1494555468

ISBN-13: 9781494555467

Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

Winner of the yank Library Association's Sophie Brody Medal

Finalist for the nationwide Jewish ebook Award

A singularly proficient author makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and infrequently hilarious tale of a failed journalist requested to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for previous Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.

Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, “didn’t undergo within the specified method” he must have suffered to qualify for the restitution the German executive has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. yet endure he has—as a Jew within the battle; as a second-class citizen within the USSR; as an immigrant to the US. So? Isn’t his grandson a “writer”?

High-minded Slava desires to placed all this immigrant scraping in the back of him. simply the yankee Dream isn't panning out for him—Century, the mythical journal the place he works as a researcher, desires not anything higher from him. Slava desires to be an accurate, innocent American—but he desires to be a lionized author even more.

Slava’s flip because the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that now not each truth is the reality, and never each lie a falsehood. It takes greater than law-abiding to turn into an American; it takes a similar self-reinvention within which his humans excel. Intoxicated and unmoored through his innovations, Slava hazards publicity. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that at last delivers him a feeling of domestic in the United States, yet now not earlier than amassing a cost from his family.

A alternative Life is a dismal, relocating, and fantastically written novel approximately kinfolk, honor, and justice.

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