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The Resource Forest dark : a novel, Nicole Krauss

Forest dark : a novel, Nicole Krauss

Label
Forest dark : a novel
Title
Forest dark
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Krauss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents' deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he's felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi's beautiful daughter who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project, a film about the life of David being shot in the desert, with life-changing consequences. But Epstein isn't the only seeker embarking on a metaphysical journey that dissolves his sense of self, place, and history. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she has stayed every year since birth. Troubled by writer's block and a failing marriage, she hopes that the hotel can unlock a dimension of reality, and her own perception of life, that has been closed off to her. But when she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can't turn down, she's drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization, of looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite
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YDX
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Krauss, Nicole
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Self-realization
  • Tel Aviv (Israel)
Label
Forest dark : a novel, Nicole Krauss
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
I: Ayeka -- Out in the blue -- Every life is strange -- Packing for Canaan -- Is and isn't -- Kaddish for Kafka -- II: Gilgul -- Forests of Israel -- Something to carry -- The last king -- To the desert -- Lech Lecha -- Already there
Control code
on1002661892
Edition
First Canadian edition
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781443408660
Label
Forest dark : a novel, Nicole Krauss
Publication
Contents
I: Ayeka -- Out in the blue -- Every life is strange -- Packing for Canaan -- Is and isn't -- Kaddish for Kafka -- II: Gilgul -- Forests of Israel -- Something to carry -- The last king -- To the desert -- Lech Lecha -- Already there
Control code
on1002661892
Edition
First Canadian edition
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781443408660

Library Locations

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      216 S. Brodie St, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1C2, CA
      48.381806 -89.246333
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