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The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel

6 Ratings: 4.2
A book by Michael Chabon

[Signature]Reviewed byJess WalterThey are the "frozen Chosen," two million people living, dying and kvetching in Sitka, Alaska, the temporary homeland established for displaced World War II Jews in Chabon's ambitious and entertaining new novel. It is—deep … see full wiki

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Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: HarperCollins
4 reviews about The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel
review by . January 20, 2008
This is my second Chabon, following Kavalier & Clay, and I find him a very good writer. He takes the conventions of a genre, stirs them into a bold stew of Jewish history, culture, and personality, prepares the dish with infinite attention to the craft, and the result is an unclassifiable but completely edible meal that must be devoured to the end, even when the reader can't quite identify the taste on his tongue or what makes it so good.    Lets start with the unclassifiable …
review by . August 23, 2007
Chabon, master of metaphor and the exuberant author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," now turns his multi-talented hand to the Jewish speculative alternate-history detective-noir novel.    Morose, keen-eyed, alcoholic Meyer Landsman is the best homicide detective in the temporary Jewish state of Sitka, Alaska. Divorced, he's been marking time at a fleabag motel until Sitka reverts back to American control in two months time and the Jews …
review by . July 02, 2007
I have read, and thoroughly enjoyed, several earlier books by Mr. Chabon, so I approached this new one with great enthusiasm. First of all, he creates an alternate history of the world, where John Kennedy marries Marilyn Monore, the atomic bomb is dropped on Berlin in 1946, there appears to have been a war in or with Cuba, and in 1948 the Jews are swept out of Palestine by the Arabs and become settled in the Sitka area of Alaska, with a 50 year grace period offered by the U.S.. All of this is a …
review by . May 05, 2007
Chabon, Michael. "The Yiddish Policemen's Union",  Harper Collins, 2007.      And Now for Something Completely Different...    Amos Lassen and Literary Pride    For a change of pace, I decided to review a book with no gay themes or subplots. I happen to like Michael Chabon and although some of you may have detected a bit of a gay theme in his other works, his new book "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" does not have any. …
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