Enemies, A Love Story

Enemies, A Love Story

Book - 1988
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Almost before he knows it, Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, has three wives: Yadwiga, the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis; Masha , his beautiful and neurotic true love; and Tamara, his first wife, miraculously returned from the dead. Astonished by each new complication, and yet resigned to a life of evasion, Herman navigates a crowded, Yiddish New York with a sense of perpetually impending doom.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1988], c1972
ISBN: 9780374515225
Branch Call Number: SINGER I
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 21 cm


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Dec 22, 2013

Though best know for his short stories, Polish-born Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote novels as well and this is probably his most famous. It's the story of a Holocaust survivor who juggles three women in NYC and was later made into a film. Part of the amazing post-war wave of terrific Jewish writers (Roth, Bellow, Malamud, Mailer).

Nov 06, 2011

Isaac Singer is perhaps my favorite modern author. And Enemies, A Love Story is my favorite of his books. I can't read it without growing up a little more with each page.


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