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Read online The Yiddish Policemen's Union.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Yiddish Policemen's Union For sixty years Jews have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka a temporary safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking collapse of the fledgling state of Israel 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 .

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 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 .

At once a gripping whodunit a love story an homage to s noir and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption The Yiddish Policemen s Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written by Michael Chabon

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Title:The Yiddish Policemen's Union
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ISBN:0007149824
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Number of Pages:414
Category:Fiction, Adult, Mystery, Dystopia, Chess
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