The Angel of Forgetfulness

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Penguin Books, 2006 - Fiction - 403 pages
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In this novel, the celebrated Jewish American author Steve Stern interweaves three narratives about characters 'two men and an angel' who take flight from their ordinary lives and are plunged into extraordinary circumstances. The story leaps through time and space from the Lower East Side of 1910 New York to Prague's famous medieval synagogue, the Altneushul, to a 1960s hippie commune in Arkansas. Stern has created a luminous triumph of the storyteller's art, a potent blend of realism and Jewish mysticism that celebrates the turbulent romance between past and present, art and obsession.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A dying woman hands on an unfinished manuscript to a young student, in a murky, prolix tale by Stern (Plague of Dreamers, 1994, etc.).Saul Bozoff is 19 when, in 1969, he arrives in New York City. From ... Read full review

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Heaven and earth engage in a tug of war over the Jewish soul in this sprawling historical bildungsroman. Stern (The Wedding Jester) combines three distinct but interlinked narratives. The first tells ... Read full review

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