A Replacement Life

Editorial reviews

A Replacement Life

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.