Seven Short Stories

Book - 2004
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Nominated for the Howard O'Hagan Award for Short Fiction of the Alberta Book Awards. Winner of the 2005 Canadian Jewish Book Award Winner of the Modern Language Association's 2002-2005 Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies Nominated for the 2005 ALTA National Translation Award In these seven stories, survivors of the holocaust play out that tragedy's last acts. Barukh, in The Greenhorn, is a newly arrived immigrant in Montreal and is an oddity for reasons beyond the winter coat he continues to wear long into spring. As a dying request, Amalia, in Last Love, asks her husband to find her a young Parisian lover. In Edgia's Revenge, Rella, a former kapo, loses her identity over the course of two decades in Montreal to the woman whose life she spared in the camps. Fran?ois is the account of a crumbling marriage; in it, Leah takes on an imaginary lover. The wife in Little Red Bird imagines kidnapping a baby from the nursery in the hospital so that she will be able to love, nurture, and raise a child of her own. These are stories of exile. Of life, loss, and love. In Survivors, Chava Rosenfarb takes the Yiddish short story, in the tradition of Isaac Bashevis Singer, and extends it with touches of Philip Roth and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Publisher: Toronto : Cormorant Books, 2004.
ISBN: 9781896951652
Branch Call Number: ROSEN


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The author died on January 30, 2011 in Lethbridge, Alberta; and was featured on the CBC Radio program "The Late Show" in July 2011. The audio recording of this biographical program may be listened to at the CBC web site:


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