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  - Emily - Goodreads

I appreciate what this book was trying to do, but the writing just didn't quite work for me. It wasn't bad, but it definitely was not good, and I was quite bored while reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Aimee - Goodreads

Beautifully written in parts, but overly ambitious and convoluted. If you're into the Bruno Schulz sub-genre of Jewish literature, go ahead, you'll enjoy it. Otherwise, not really worth it. Read full review


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CYNTHIA OZICK is the author of numerous acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction.?She is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Man Booker International Prize. Her stories have won four O. Henry first prizes.

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