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The Resource A replacement life : a novel, Boris Fishman, (sound recording)

A replacement life : a novel, Boris Fishman, (sound recording)

Label
A replacement life : a novel
Title
A replacement life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Boris Fishman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York. Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, "didn't suffer in the exact way" he needs to have suffered to qualify for the restitution the German government has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. But suffer he has -- as a Jew in the war; as a second-class citizen in the USSR ; as an immigrant to America. So? Isn't his grandson a "writer"? High-minded Slava wants to put all this immigrant scraping behind him. Only the American Dream is not panning out for him -- Century, the legendary magazine where he works as a researcher, wants nothing greater from him. Slava wants to be a correct, blameless American -- but he wants to be a lionized writer even more. Slava's turn as the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that not every fact is the truth, and not every lie a falsehood. It takes more than law-abiding to become an American ; it takes the same self-reinvention in which his people excel. Intoxicated and unmoored by his inventions, Slava risks exposure. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that finally grants him a sense of home in America, but not before collecting a price from his family. A Replacement Life is a dark, moving, and beautifully written novel about family, honor, and justice"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3606.I824
LC item number
R47 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by George Newbern
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A replacement life : a novel, Boris Fishman, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from disc
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn886491311
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged, Library edtion.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781494505462
Isbn Type
(discs)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781494505462
Other physical details
digital, 1.4 m/s, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)886491311
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A replacement life : a novel, Boris Fishman, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from disc
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn886491311
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged, Library edtion.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781494505462
Isbn Type
(discs)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781494505462
Other physical details
digital, 1.4 m/s, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)886491311
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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