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Won the 2007 Nebula Award and the 2008 Hugo Award.
posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:29PM
Avatar for Marsap Marsap said:
The Yiddish Policeman’s Union is a detective novel that takes place in an alternative history setting. The novel’s protagonist, Meyer Landsman, is a detective who has lost his way. In this world, America has provided the Jews with a temporary settlement in Sitka, Alaska, in 1940. Jews who settled in Israel after World War Two, lost the Arab-Israeli War. Now Sitka is to be returned to the US and the Jews of Sitka must again find new homes. Within this landscape a man has been murdered in Landsman's seedy hotel home. He is told to let it go--but that is not something he can do. This book combines sci-fi/fantasy, with 40s detective genre with religion and the nature of redemption. And guess what--it works! The book was funny, entertaining, and at times heartbreaking. Worth the read--4 1/2 out of 5.
posted Apr 4, 2012 at 9:22PM
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