Jews and Germans, Germans and Jews: A Novella and Short Stories
Fiction. Short stories. In this novella and short stories by the much praised author of HEADS, Alan Goldfein carries us through the adventures of American Jews in today's Germany, a land still haunted by yesterday's Germany. In Deutschland on business, or by marriage, or seeking something lost, these "visitors" share a shadowed chord with the natives, even in moments of comedy, exuberance and hope: A young man dances with a Fraulein at a Maipole celebration; a Jewish musicologist is joined on the Berlin subway by a skinhead; a reconciliation group is shattered by a shocking revelation. "So close, so very close to the ineffable heart of our discontented civilization-A masterful achievement"--Kirkus Reviews.
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