Songs for the Butcher's Daughter

Songs for the Butcher's Daughter

A Novel

Book - 2009
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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: 1st Free Press trade paperback ed.
ISBN: 9781416538714
1416538712
Branch Call Number: FIC MANS
Characteristics: 370, [15] pages ; 22 cm

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Apr 20, 2011

I really LOVED this book. It was kind of like reading two stories at the same time and how they overlapped was amazing.

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