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Yom Kippur in Amsterdam
Stories

Maxim D. Shrayer

Maxim D. Shrayer is awarded a Guggenheim fellowship

Paper $15.95    |    978-0-8156-0998-8    |    2012

Cloth $24.95    |    978-0-8156-0918-6    |    2009

ebook 978-0-8156-5105-5


"This intricate, thoughtful collection explores the inexorable complexities of relationships and religion. . . . Shrayer’s eight delicate stories trace his characters’ diverse struggles against the limits of tradition and culture."—Booklist

"Yom Kippur in Amsterdam follows the efforts of Russian Jewish immigrants to come to terms with their pasts as they try to build new lives in America. . . . [Shrayer’s] writing has qualities of humor, soulfulness and insight."—The Jewish Week

"Give another cheer for immigration, which has given us the unique voice of Maxim Shrayer. . . . A sense of longing suffuses all the stories. . . . the exquisitely precise vocabulary manages to locate these characters in the present."—Multi- Cultural Review

  Yom Kippur

  Maxim D. Shrayer is professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College. Among his books are The World of Nabokov’s Stories and Russian Poet/Soviet Jew and the literary memoir Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration (Syracuse University Press). A bilingual author and translator, Shrayer won the National Jewish Book Award for the two-volume Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature.

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