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The Resource Kaddish.com, Nathan Englander

Kaddish.com, Nathan Englander

Label
Kaddish.com
Title
Kaddish.com
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Englander
Title variation
Kaddish dot com
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • 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 hires a stranger through a website called Kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father's soul safely to rest. -- adapted from jacket
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Englander, Nathan
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no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jewish families
  • Jewish families
  • Internet
  • Fathers
  • Atheism
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Grief
  • Internet
  • Families
  • Juifs
  • Familles juives
  • Familles juives
  • Internet
  • Pères
  • Athéisme
  • Judaïsme orthodoxe
  • Chagrin
  • Internet
  • Familles
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Jews
  • Jewish families
  • Internet
  • Atheism
  • Families
  • Fathers
  • Grief
  • Internet
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • United States
  • Tennessee
  • Jewish families
  • Internet
  • Fathers
  • Ex-Orthodox Jews
  • Atheism
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Fathers
  • Atheism
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Grief
  • Internet
Label
Kaddish.com, Nathan Englander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1038239157
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781524732752
Lccn
2018039092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
System control number
(OCoLC)1038239157
Label
Kaddish.com, Nathan Englander
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1038239157
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781524732752
Lccn
2018039092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
System control number
(OCoLC)1038239157

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