A Replacement Life

A Replacement Life

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A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.

Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, ''didn't suffer in the exact way'' he needs to have suffered to qualify for the reparations the German government has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. But suffer he has—as… (more)

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Interview of Boris Fishman by Lara Touitou

Boris Fishman was born in Minsk, in the former Soviet Union, in 1979, and emigrated to the United States in 1988. His journalism, essays, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, The New Republic, The Nation, Harper’s, Vogue, The London Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal. A Replacement Life is his first novel.

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Fishman, like his protagonist, is a born storyteller with a tremendous gift for language on all brow levels, making for a captivating and rare first novel that is tender, learned, funny and deeply soulful - frequently all at the same time.

“A Replacement Life,” is bold, ambitious and wickedly smart.

In this mordantly funny and moving first novel, Mr. Fishman describes the “murky compromises” out of which a child of immigrants who is an immigrant himself forges a life.

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Publisher: HarperCollins (June 03, 2014)

Collection: Harper

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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