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  - Barbara - Goodreads

I followed the "action" of the novel but the language was so convoluted & circuitous only willpower kept me with it, despite it being a short book. Strikes me that I'm too Midwestern, straight forward ... 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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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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