Enemies, A Love Story
|Rating||:||4.18 (903 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
“One is forever suspended between laughter and tears by this rich and marvelous novel.” Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
Almost before he knows it, Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, has three wives: Yadwiga, the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis; Masha , his beautiful and neurotic true love; and Tamara, his first wife, miraculously returned from the dead. Astonished by each new complication, and yet resigned to a life of evasion, Herman navigates a crowded, Yiddish New York with a sense of perpetually impending doom.
Eloquent, Hilarious and Heartbreaking Paul McGrath Imagine being a Jew in Brooklyn, NY in 1949. Just about everyone you know has been through the Nazi camps. Just about everyone you know has lost husbands, wives, children, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, and sometimes all of the above. Just about everyone you know has survived . Five Stars Some of the funniest poignant human writing I ever read.. "Five Stars" according to Calindian. Another brilliant book by I.B.Singer.
Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's book, and memoirs. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.