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A Blessing on the Moon

by Skibell, Joseph

First Edition

Price: $32.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: 008582
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: New
  • Jacket condition: New
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1565121791
  • ISBN 13: 9781565121799
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • Place: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Date published: 1997
  • Keywords: JEWS FICTION POLAND HISTORICAL WAR

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.: Algonquin Books, 1997. First edition, stated first printing. 256 pp. Author's first novel. When Chaim Skibelski is murdered by the Nazis, along with the other Jewish citizens of his small Polish town, his story is just beginning. Rising from the mass grave, Chaim wanders the countryside, often accompanied by his rabbi, who has turned into a crow. He visits his home, now occupied by a Polish family whose dying daughter is the only one who can see him. He meets a talkative head that belongs to the soldier who may have shot him. He visits a grand hotel that caters to the dead with mysterious comforts, and ultimately helps Zalman and Kalman, two eccentric holy men, search for the fallen moon. His afterlife is not the typical peaceful eternity but a remarkable journey, in a wise and surreal novel. New in new dustjacket.. First Edition. Quarter Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.