Songs for the Butcher's Daughter
A NovelBook - 2009
Summer, sweltering, 1996. A book warehouse in western Massachusetts. A man at the beginning of his adult life -- and the end of his career rope -- becomes involved with a woman, a language, and a great lie that will define his future. Most auspiciously of all, he runs across Itsik Malpesh, a ninetysomething Russian immigrant who claims to be the last Yiddish poet in America. When a set of accounting ledgers in which Malpesh has written his memoirs surfaces -- twenty-two volumes brimming with adventure, drama, deception, passion, and wit -- the young man is compelled to translate them, telling Malpesh's story as his own life unfolds, and bringing together two paths that coincide in shocking and unexpected ways.--from Publisher description.
Publisher: New York :, Free Press,, 2009.
Edition: First Free Press trade paperback edition.
Branch Call Number: FIC MANS
Characteristics: 370 pages, 15 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm