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The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel, Michael Chabon

Label
The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel
Title
The Yiddish policemen's union
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Chabon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and his half-Tlingit partner Berko investigate the death of a heroin-addled chess prodigy
  • "For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. Proud, grateful, and longing to be American, the Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant, gritty, soulful, and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. For sixty years they have been left alone, neglected and half-forgotten in a backwater of history. Now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end: once again the tides of history threaten to sweep them up and carry them off into the unknown." "But homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. He and his half-Tlingit partner, Berko Shemets, can't catch a break in any of their outstanding cases. Landsman's new supervisor is the love of his life - and also his worst nightmare. And in the cheap hotel where he has washed up, someone has just committed a murder - right under Landsman's nose. Out of habit, obligation, and a mysterious sense that it somehow offers him a shot at redeeming himself, Landsman begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy. But when word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, Landsman soon finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, hopefulness, evil, and salvation that are his heritage - and with the unfinished business of his marriage to Bina Gelbfish, the one person who understands his darkest fears."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chabon, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H15
LC item number
Y54 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Murder
  • Alaska
Label
The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel, Michael Chabon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A murder mystery set in the imaginery Jewish homeland that is Alaska
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
73140283
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9780007149827
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006049751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
System control number
(OCoLC)73140283
Label
The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel, Michael Chabon
Publication
Note
A murder mystery set in the imaginery Jewish homeland that is Alaska
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
73140283
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9780007149827
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006049751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
System control number
(OCoLC)73140283

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