Club Revelation: A Novel

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Coffee House Press, 2001 - Fiction - 335 pages
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Appel's hilarious novel follows three interfaith Jewish/Christian couples who unwittingly rent the ground floor of their brownstone to a charming Southern evangelist. Serving his own blend of Christian cuisine, he opens a restaurant in the space, hoping to convert the Jews of the Upper West Side. His scheme destroys the harmony of the building when one of his six landlords finds comfort in the preacher's conversion-by-gastronomy methods.

Appel's mix of comedy and theology conjoin effortlessly in an entertaining, fast, and funny story which reevaluates our meanings of faith and marriage in twenty-first century America.

Allen Appelis a novelist and playwright whose books includeThe Rabbi of Casino Boulevard and the anthologyA Pocket Apocalypse: A Handy Guide to the End of the World. His work has appeared inThe National Jewish Monthly andThe Progressive. He lives in New York City.

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While his previous novel, High Holiday Sutra, humorously juxtaposed Judaism and Buddhism, Appel's latest features a standoff between evangelical Christians and Jews. Three couples own a brownstone in ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
34
Section 3
113
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About the author (2001)

Allan Appel's previous novels include Club Revelation, High Holiday Sutra, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and The Rabbi of Casino Boulevard, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. A California native and longtime New Yorker, he now lives in Connecticut where he is a reporter for the New Haven Independent.

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