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The Resource The lost shtetl : a novel, Max Gross

The lost shtetl : a novel, Max Gross

Label
The lost shtetl : a novel
Title
The lost shtetl
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Max Gross
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What if there was a town that Hitler missed? For over fifty years the tiny Jewish shtetl of Kreskol has existed virtually untouched and unchanged. Spared of the Holocaust and Cold War, Kreskol has enjoyed an isolated peace. But when a marriage dispute spirals out of control, Kreskol is suddenly rediscovered and brought into the 21st Century. Pesha is in a loveless, arranged marriage and summons the courage to escape Kreskol on foot. But when her husband goes after her, panicked town leaders (protecting secrets of their own) send a woefully unprepared young man out to bring them home. The orphaned outcast named Yankel--unlearned, functionally illiterate (his Yiddish is useless to the modern-day outside world), and tagged with an inconceivable origin story--soon finds himself in the care of a psych ward. But when the truth comes out about his origins, his name is splashed across the covers of Polish newspapers. Ready or not, Poland commits to returning Yankel to Kreskol, and reintegrating the town that time forgot. In the course of doing so, the devious origins of the town's disappearance come into the light. And what has become of those runaways? Kreskol, torn asunder by disagreement between those embracing change and those clinging to its old world ways, may soon be forced to make a choice or disappear altogether."--
Tone
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10921097
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gross, Max
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.R6553
LC item number
L67 2020
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shtetls
  • Cities and towns
  • Jews
  • Culture shock
  • Marriage (Jewish law)
  • Married people
  • Disappeared persons
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Poland
Target audience
adult
Label
The lost shtetl : a novel, Max Gross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780062991126
Lccn
2019060200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1140364133
  • (OCoLC)1140364133
Label
The lost shtetl : a novel, Max Gross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780062991126
Lccn
2019060200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1140364133
  • (OCoLC)1140364133

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