The Jewish Messiah: A Novel

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Penguin, Jan 10, 2008 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The new novel by the internationally acclaimed author- "a farce of nuclear proportions"(Vanity Fair)

Arnon Grunberg is one of the most subtly outrageous provocateurs in world literature. The Jewish Messiah, which chronicles the evolution of one Xavier Radek from malcontent grandson of a former SS officer, to Jewish convert, to co- translator of Hitler's Mein Kampf into Yiddish, to Israeli politician and Israel's most unlikely prime minister, is his most outrageous work yet. Taking on the most well-guarded pieties and taboos of our age, The Jewish Messiah is both a great love story and a grotesque farce that forces a profound reckoning with the limits of human guilt, cruelty, and suffering. It is without question Arnon Grunberg's masterpiece.

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Xavier Radek of Basel, Switzerland, is the son of lapsed Jews, with a grandfather on his mom's side said to have been in the SS. As a teenager, Xavier vows to become the "comforter of the Jews"-a tall ... Read full review


He Loved People
The Irony of History
Favorable Light
They Had Nuclear Weapons Too
A Little Roughhousing
Like Hotcakes
Cold and Wet
Sperm Dies Fast
Without a Flashlight
The Vegetable Garden
I Decide Whats AntiSemitic
Hard Nuts to Crack
The Door of Happiness

What Does the Jew Want?
Injustice Spares No Man
Accept O Lord This Humble Sacrifice
A Dying Rat
Im On Fire
A Clean Break
Kosher Gorgonzola
The Most Wonderful Day
Pedophile Lenin
King David
A Source of Inspiration
Dying and Loving You Do on Your Own
Our Genes
Customers Memory
Money Respect and Women
Venice of the North
Eye to Eye
In sh Allah
Made for Each Other
An Overdrawn Account
The Terrorist in Beatrixpark
Where Evil Grows
I Take It You Have No Pets?
The Dictatorship of the Majority
Water over the Desert
The Unjustly Neglected Principles of Streicher and Himmler
Greetings from Anne Frank

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Arnon Grunberg is also the author of the novel "Blue Mondays," which was a bestseller in Europe. Grunberg was born and raised in Amsterdam and currently lives in New York City. He contributes widely to newspapers and magazines, including "The New York Times,"

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