Master of the Return

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Syracuse University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 240 pages
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This second novel of Tova Reich's delivers a savage and controlled comedy of religious ecstasy. It is by turns, a funny story, mysteriously touching and ponderable before the end.
 

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Samuel Himmelhoch was once lighting effects man for notorious rock groups, his wife Ivriya rode horses bare-breasted in Rosh Pina, and Sora Katz was the former Pam Buck of Macon, Georgia, but now they ... Read full review

Contents

BRING US TO UMAN
1
HOW THEY BROUGHT
37
THE DEAD HASSIDIM
93
THE DEAD WILL RISE
137
MOUNT SINAI
171
MOUNT MORIAH
213
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About the author (1999)

Tova Reich is the author of the novels Mara, Master of the Return, and The Jewish War. Her stories have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, AGNI, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. In 1996, she won the National Magazine Award for her story "The Lost Girl." She lives outside Washington, D.C.

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