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    The Angel of Forgetfulness (Hardback) By (author) Steve Stern


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    DescriptionAt 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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    The Angel of Forgetfulness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steve Stern
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 630 g
    ISBN 13: 9780670033874
    ISBN 10: 0670033871

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000, A26845000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3569.T414 A84 2005
    Viking Books
    Imprint name
    Viking Books
    Publication date
    03 March 2005