By Boris Fishman
A singularly gifted author makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and infrequently hilarious tale of a failed journalist requested to do the unthinkable: forge Holocaust-restitution claims for previous Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.
Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, ''didn't endure within the special way'' he must have suffered to qualify for the reparations the German executive has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. yet undergo he has—as a Jew within the warfare, as a second-class citizen within the USSR, as an immigrant in the United States. So? Isn't his grandson a ''writer''?
High-minded Slava desires to positioned all this immigrant-scraping in the back of him. merely the yank dream isn't really panning out for him: Century, the mythical journal the place he works as a researcher, wishes not anything higher from him. Slava desires to be an accurate, innocent American—but he desires to be a lionized author even more.
Slava's flip because the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that now not each truth is a fact and never each lie a falsehood. It takes greater than law-abiding to develop into an American; it takes a similar self-reinvention at which his humans excel. Intoxicated and unmoored by way of his innovations, Slava dangers publicity. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that eventually delivers him a feeling of domestic in America—but no longer earlier than gathering an enduring fee from his family.
A substitute lifestyles is a depressing, relocating, and fantastically written novel approximately kin, honor, and justice.
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A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman