The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel (Livre, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel

Auteur : Michael Chabon
Éditeur: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [2007]
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Fiction : Anglais : First editionVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Résumé:
For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal Distric of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. Proud, grateful, and longing to be American, the Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant, gritty, soulful, and  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Alternative histories (Fiction)
American fiction
Romance fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Alternative histories
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Type d’ouvrage: Fiction, Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Michael Chabon
ISBN: 9780007149827 0007149824 0007257406 9780007257409 9780007149834 0007149832
Numéro OCLC: 73140283
Récompenses: Hugo Award for Best Novel, 2008.
Nebula Award for Best Novel, 2007.
Description: 414 pages ; 24 cm
Responsabilité: Michael Chabon.
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For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal Distric of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. Proud, grateful, and longing to be American, the Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant, gritty, soulful, and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. For sixty years they have been left alone, neglected and half-forgotten in a backwater of history. Now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end: once again the tides of history threaten to sweep them up and carry them off into the unknown. But homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. He and his half-Tlingit partner, Berko Shemets, can't catch a break in any of their outstanding cases. Landsman's new supervisor is the love of his life - and also his worst nightmare. And in the cheap hotel where he has washed up, someone has just committed a murder - right under Landsman's nose. Out of habit, obligation, and a mysterious sense that it somehow offers him a shot at redeeming himself, Landsman begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy. But when word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, Landsman soon finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, hopefulness, evil, and salvation that are his heritage - and with the unfinished business of his marriage to Bina Gelbfish, the one person who understands his darkest fears. At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, an homage to 1940s noir, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written. -- From dust jacket.

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