Kaddish.com
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
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Franklin Ave. Library - Fiction - Adult
Englander, N.
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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
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Book
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203 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English

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"The Pulitzer finalist delivers his best work yet--a brilliant, streamlined comic novel, reminiscent of early Philip Roth and of his own most masterful stories, about a son's failure to say Kaddish for his father"--,Provided by publisher.
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"The Pulitzer finalist delivers his best work yet--a brilliant, streamlined comic novel, reminiscent of early Philip Roth and of his own most masterful stories, about a son's failure to say Kaddish for his father. Larry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. To the horror and dismay of his mother and sisters, Larry refuses--thus imperiling the fate of his father's soul. To appease them, and in penance for failing to mourn his father correctly, he hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called Kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father's soul safely to rest. This is Nathan Englander's freshest and funniest work to date--a satire that touches, lightly and with unforgettable humor, on the conflict between religious and secular worlds, and the hypocrisies that run through both. A novel about atonement; about spiritual redemption; and about the soul-sickening temptations of the internet, which, like God, is everywhere"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Englander, N. (2019). Kaddish.com (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Englander, Nathan. 2019. Kaddish.com. Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Englander, Nathan. Kaddish.com Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Englander, Nathan. Kaddish.com First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

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