The Messiah of Stockholm: a novel

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A.A. Knopf, 1987 - Fiction - 141 pages
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Heralded author Cynthia Ozick sets her new novel in contemporary Stockholm, where a group of Jewish refugees from Poland weave an intricate web of intrigue and fantasy around a book reviewer's contention that he is the son of a legendary writer killed by the Nazis.

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Cynthia Ozick is a fabulous writer - this book is gorgeously written, filled with stunning metaphors and incisive observation. And it's very funny. A book particularly worth reading if you are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Janice - Goodreads

Started out great, but too soon began to drag, too drawn out, but loved the concept so glad I read it. My favorite line from the book is, "There were heaps of books on every surface. The mice made an orderly meal of them, prefaces for appetizers and indexes for desert." Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Writer Cynthia Ozick grew up in the Bronx and attended New York University, where she earned a B. A., and The Ohio State University, where she earned a Ph.D. Ozick wrote the novel Trust, and the short stories "The Sense of Europe", which was published in Prairie Schooner, and "The Shawl", which was included in The World of the Short Story. Her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Partisan Review, and Esquire. Ozick has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Harold Straus Living Award from the American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters.

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