Lazar Malkin Enters Heaven: Stories

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Syracuse University Press, 1995 - Fiction - 249 pages
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Here the voice of the Lord rises up from gas burners and out of pay phones. Here is a land in which a host of very different characters share a common tendency to ignore the usually agreed-upon bonds of reality.

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User Review  - Spencer - Goodreads

Steve Stern finely crafted these haunting, macabre and fascinating stories set in a fallen and forgotten world where even the angels lose their sheen. Still, for all the faults of his gods and angels, there is a definite beauty and uncertain redemption in his writing. Lovely. Read full review

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User Review  - Carol Storm - Goodreads

Adorable magic realism -- Woody Allen meets HP Lovecraft! Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Steve Stern is the author of several short story collections, including "The Wedding Jester" (winner of the National Jewish Book Award), "Isaac and the Undertakers Daughter" (winner of a Pushcart Writers Choice Award and an O. Henry Prize), and "Lazar Malkin Enters Heaven" (winner of the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Jewish American fiction). He has also written three novels and two books for children. He teaches creative writing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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