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The Shawl (Paperback)

Author:  Cynthia Ozick
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679729267
ISBN-13: 9780679729266
Sku: 30118045
Publish Date: 8/1/1990
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  96
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A short story and a novella intertwine to offer a study of the Holocaust and its aftermath as Rosa Lublin witnesses the brutal death of her baby daughter in a concentration camp and, thirty years later, must struggle to cope with her emotional devastation *Author: Ozick, Cynthia *Series Title: Vintage International *Publication Date: 1990/08/01 *Number of Pages: 69 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25
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A devastating vision of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness it left in the lives of those who passed through it.A short story and a novella which, together, tell an exquisitely powerful and moving tale of the Holocaust. Both The Shawl and Rosa won first prize in the O. Henry Prize Stories and were chosen for Best American Short Stories.
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Two short novellas that share the central protagonist. In "The Shawl" a women is forced to watch as a concentration camp guard murders her daughter. In "Rosa" we meet the same women, now close to madness, 30 years later in a hotel in Miami. And in both stories there is a shawl--a shawl that can sustain a starving child or inadvertently destroy her, or even magically conjure back to life.
Author Bio
Cynthia Ozick
Cynthia Ozick is the daughter of a pharmacist. She received her B.A. from New York University and an M.A. from Ohio State (where she also taught English). She married and had a daughter, and returned to New York to write full time. All her fiction is deeply immersed in Jewish life and identity; Ozick is deeply interested in moral problems, as well as in the clash between feminism and traditional Jewish values.

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American Library Association Booklist
"This slender but potent volume offers both a tribute to Ozick's high standing in American fiction as well as a second chance to read two numbingly superb works."

Philadelphia Inquirer
"Brilliant miniature, rich with passion and compassion. They call to be read again and again."

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0096
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books
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