Enemies, A Love Story

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Macmillan, 1988 - Fiction - 280 pages
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Almost before he knows it, Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, has three wives: Yadwiga, the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis; Masha , his beautiful and neurotic true love; and Tamara, his first wife, miraculously returned from the dead. Astonished by each new complication, and yet resigned to a life of evasion, Herman navigates a crowded, Yiddish New York with a sense of perpetually impending doom.

 

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This is at least the second time if not the third that i've read this book, and this time i was very disappointed. the characters are so simplistic and not at all credible. they may be metaphors for ... Read full review

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User Review  - William345 - LibraryThing

It's 1948 or so, soon after the birth of Israel. Herman Broder, who is Jewish, lives in New York with the shiksa who saved him from the Holocaust. This woman, Yadwiga, a Polish peasant with calloused ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
27
Section 4
31
Section 5
55
Section 6
63
Section 7
85
Section 8
123
Section 12
145
Section 13
151
Section 14
169
Section 15
175
Section 16
209
Section 17
221
Section 18
243
Section 19
267

Section 9
129
Section 10
135
Section 11
140
Section 20
279
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Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's book, and memoirs. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

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