A Disturbance in One Place: A Novel

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Fromm International, 1994 - Fiction - 190 pages
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"A New York woman - married, Jewish, left-handed, she carries on three simultaneous affairs. Distant, aloof, tough-talking, she is concerned more with God than religion, and blithely breaks seven of the Ten Commandments in her search for innocence and a safe place to land. She takes the Lord's name in vain, dishonors her mother, her father, and the Sabbath. She lies. She steals, She covets. Rootless, bouncing from bed to bed, she knows she is pure of heart, if only she could find where her heart got lost." "Erotic with a rare honesty, darkly humorous and profound, A Disturbance in One Place points at the small but infinitely deep cracks in our masks, drawing the reader irresistibly into the world of a woman who seems unable to decide whether she is out to prove or disprove the Talmudic wisdom that if you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Set in New York, like its frivolous predecessor On Mermaid Avenue (1993), Kirshenbaum's second novel takes a semiserious look at adultery. ``I have broken seven of the Ten Commandments,'' the nameless ... Read full review

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Kisses melt her soul, thrift shopping skyrockets her adrenaline, and love affairs are her daily bread. Who is she? She is a delightfully brazen Jewish New Yorker who has a husband, two paramours, and ... Read full review


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She lives in New York City & teaches at Columbia University.

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