The Angel of Forgetfulness

The Angel of Forgetfulness

Hardback

By (author) Steve Stern

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  • Publisher: Viking Books
  • Format: Hardback | 403 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 238mm x 30mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 3 March 2005
  • ISBN 10: 0670033871
  • ISBN 13: 9780670033874
  • Sales rank: 1,591,353

Product description

At the center of this novel is an unfinished manuscript - an adventure about a fallen angel named Mocky and his half-mortal son Nachman, who both take up residence on the Lower East Side of New York circa 1910. Their story has been written by Nathan Hart, a timid proofreader for The Jewish Daily Forward, who woos a young woman named Keni with his exotic tale as he creates it in his head. Seduced by the power of his own imagination, Nathan is drawn deliriously away from Keni into the world of his story, the dangerous Jewish underworld of arsonists, horse poisoners, and thieves.More than half a century later, Keni, on her deathbed, gives Nathan's now tattered manuscript to her wayward young nephew, Saul, with the injunction that Saul complete the story himself. Saul's evasion of the task prompts a picaresque journey into the crucible of the sixties, one fueled by sex, drugs, and the dust of a golem in the attic of a medieval synagogue in Prague.

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