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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

A Novel
Sprecher: Peter Riegert
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 37 Min.
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For 60 years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the federal district of Sitka, a temporary safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. But now the district is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end.

Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the district police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. And in the cheap hotel where Landsman has washed up, someone has just committed a murder - right under his nose. When he begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, and Landsman finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, evil, and salvation that are his heritage.

At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written.

©2007 Michael Chabon (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Spectacular story

A story from the west coast of Alaska is in itself rare, but with a Jewish community and Jewish police? It is not so much about solving a crime as it is about a bizarre plan. Very well read but you have to pay attention all the time. Once you miss a line or two, you have to go back 30 seconds :-)) Chabon is a fine writer: not a word to much.