The Rabbi of Lud
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The Rabbi of Lud

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Surrounded by cemeteries in the flatlands of New Jersey, the small town of Lud is sustained by the business of death. In fact, with no synagogue and no congregation, Rabbi Jerry Goldkorn has only one true responsibility: to preside over burial services for Jews who pass away in the surrounding cities. But after the Arctic misadventures that led him to Lud, he wouldn't want to live (or die) anywhere else.As the only living child in Lud, his daughter Connie has a different opinion of this grisly city, and she will do anything to get away from it--or at least liven it up a bit. Things get lively indeed when Connie testifies to meeting the Virgin Mary for a late-night romp through the local graveyards.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 277 pages
  • 140.7 x 216.9 x 19.6mm | 373.24g
  • Dalkey Archive Press
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • Dalkey Archive.
  • 1564782700
  • 9781564782700
  • 1,616,973

About Stanley Elkin

Stanley Lawrence Elkin was a Jewish American novelist, short story writer, and essayist. His extravagant, satirical fiction revolves around American consumerism, popular culture, and male-female relationships.show more

Review quote

"[Elkin] defies death with a glistening tale that is laugh-out-loud hilarious as well as poignant." -- "PW"show more

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26 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
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