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Melnitz (Paperback)

Charles Lewinsky

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1871. Cattle-dealer Solomon Meijer has made a reputation for himself as one of the few honest Jews in Endingen, a rare Swiss town in which Jews are allowed to reside. He leads a largely untroubled life, rewarded by his work and comforted at home by his wife and two daughters. But all of this is set to end when he answers a knock at the door in the middle of the night. On the doorstep stands his young distant cousin, Janki, half-dead and begging for refuge. The pitiful figure is invited in and given a coveted place in the bosom of the family, but when Janki recovers and regains his ambition and his fine-looks, he will change the Meijer family's lives for generations to come...In the tradition of the great family romances of the nineteenth century, Melnitz is the saga of the Swiss-Jewish Meijer family, spanning five generations from the Franco-Prussian War to World War II. It is a novel of fate, fortune and great falls; a homage to the sunken world of yiddish culture and a celebration of the enduring spirit of biting Jewish humour.


Product Details

  • Product code: AYKWH
  • ISBN: 9781848877672
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 20.0cm x 13.1cm
  • Pages: 640
  • Publish date: Thu Feb 04 00:00:00 GMT 2016
  • Book points: 8

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