Saturday, October 16, 2010

A new novel: 11th of Av

I've written and published a novel about the Jewish experience in Przemysl during World War I.   


 

From the back cover:
The 11th of Av is a story of love, death and dreams set in the often-besieged Galician town of Przemysl, a fortress on the frontier of the socially dynamic, multicultural border of pre-World War I Austria-Hungary. It is the story of a tough, passionate, and optimistic generation - the ultimate flowering of eight centuries of Jewish life in the East - who believed, despite overwhelming odds, they could build a better world. But it is also the story of the beginning of the end of Eastern Jewry, as the brutal conflict sets in motion their heartbreaking transition from subjects of The Empire to a fractured, stateless people struggling to carve out new lives in an unfamiliar and increasingly dangerous world.
100% of the net proceeds from the sale of this novel will be donated to charities involved in the restoration and upkeep of Jewish sites in Przemyƛl.


(I apologize for the shameless self-promotion!)

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