The Angel of Forgetfulness

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Penguin Books, 2006 - Fiction - 403 pages
9 Reviews
In this novel, the celebrated Jewish American author Steve Stern interweaves three narratives about characters 'two men and an angel' who take flight from their ordinary lives and are plunged into extraordinary circumstances. The story leaps through time and space from the Lower East Side of 1910 New York to Prague's famous medieval synagogue, the Altneushul, to a 1960s hippie commune in Arkansas. Stern has created a luminous triumph of the storyteller's art, a potent blend of realism and Jewish mysticism that celebrates the turbulent romance between past and present, art and obsession.

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User Review  - David Michael Slater - Goodreads

Steve Stern is a genius. I previously raved about how hilarious and well-written I thought The Frozen Rabbi was. This is not the same kind of read. It's more challenging, but even more rewarding. It's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anthony - Goodreads

So I have been lucky with the books I have randomly chosen this year and this is no exception. I really enjoyed this book. It is a fun trip through 3 stories that are not just intermingled by theme ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Steve Stern, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, is the author of several previous novels and novellas. He teaches at Skidmore College in upstate New York.

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