Songs for the butcher's daughter: a novel
Moving from revolutionary Russia to New York's Depression-era Lower East Side to millennium's-end Baltimore with drama, adventure, and boisterous, feisty charm to spare, the unpeeling of this friendship is a story of the entire twentieth century. For fans of Nicole Krauss, Nathan Englander, Richard Powers, Amy Bloom, and Lore Segal, this book will amaze at every turn: narrated by two poets (one who doesn't know he is and one who doesn't know he isn't), it is a wise and warm look at the constant surprises and ineluctable ravages of time. It's a book about religion, love, and typesetting -- how one passion can be used to goad and thwart the other -- and most of all, about how faith in the power of words can survive even the death of a language.
A novel of faith lost and hope found in translation, Songs for the Butcher's Daughter is at once an immigrant's epic saga, a love story for the ages, a Yiddish-inflected laughing-through-tears tour of world history for Jews and Gentiles alike, and a testament to Manseau's ambitious genius.
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|Grouping Title||songs for the butcher s daughter|
|Grouping Author||manseau peter|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-19 12:16:42PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-19 12:20:10PM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Fiction|
|item_details||ils:.b13088580|.i13649875|Central Adult Fiction|F MANSE|||1|false|false|||||Due Mar 12, 2019|Dec 11, 2015|caf|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13088580|Book|Books||English|Free Press,|2008.|370 pages ; 24.|
|subject_facet||Jews -- United States -- Fiction, Jews, Russian -- United States -- Fiction, Poets, Yiddish -- Fiction, Translators -- Fiction|
|title_display||Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel|
|title_full||Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel / Peter Manseau|
|title_short||Songs for the butcher's daughter :|