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Kaddish.com

Author: Nathan Englander
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The Pulitzer finalist delivers his best work yet--a brilliant, streamlined comic novel, reminiscent of early Philip Roth and of his own most masterful stories, about a son's failure to say Kaddish for his father. Larry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven
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Genre/Form: FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Jewish
FICTION / Family Life
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Englander, Nathan.
Kaddish.com.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
(DLC) 2018040330
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Englander
ISBN: 9781524732752 1524732753
OCLC Number: 1038239157
Description: 203 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Kaddish dot com
Responsibility: Nathan Englander.

Abstract:

"The Pulitzer finalist delivers his best work yet--a brilliant, streamlined comic novel, reminiscent of early Philip Roth and of his own most masterful stories, about a son's failure to say Kaddish for his father. Larry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. To the horror and dismay of his mother and sisters, Larry refuses--thus imperiling the fate of his father's soul. To appease them, and in penance for failing to mourn his father correctly, he hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called Kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father's soul safely to rest. This is Nathan Englander's freshest and funniest work to date--a satire that touches, lightly and with unforgettable humor, on the conflict between religious and secular worlds, and the hypocrisies that run through both. A novel about atonement; about spiritual redemption; and about the soul-sickening temptations of the internet, which, like God, is everywhere"--

"The Pulitzer finalist delivers his best work yet--a brilliant, streamlined comic novel, reminiscent of early Philip Roth and of his own most masterful stories, about a son's failure to say Kaddish for his father"--

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