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Among the Living (MP3-CD) (Jonathan Rabb)

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A moving novel about a Holocaust survivor's unconventional journey back to a new normal in 1940s Savannah, Georgia.

In late summer 1947, 31-year-old Yitzhak Goldah, a camp survivor, arrives in Savannah to live with his only remaining relatives. They are Abe and Pearl Jesler, older, childless, and an integral part of the thriving Jewish community that has been in Georgia since the founding of the colony. There Yitzhak discovers a fractured world where Reform and Conservative Jews live separate lives - distinctions, to him, that are meaningless given what he has been through. He further complicates things when, much to the Jeslers' dismay, he falls in love with Eva, a young widow within the Reform community. When a woman from Yitzhak's past suddenly appears - one who is even more shattered than he is - Yitzhak must choose between a dark and tortured familiarity and the promise of a bright new life.

Set amid the backdrop of America's postwar South, Among the Living grapples with questions of identity and belonging and steps beyond the Jewish experience as it situates Yitzhak's story during the last gasp of the Jim Crow era. Yitzhak begins to find echoes of his own experience in the lives of the black family who work for the Jeslers - an affinity he does not share with the Jeslers themselves. This realization both surprises and convinces Yitzhak that his choices are not as clear-cut as he might have thought.

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Jonathan Rabb
Language: English
Street Date: January 3, 2017
TCIN: 51993501
UPC: 9781536649307
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-0970
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