The Resource Forest dark, Nicole Krauss

Forest dark, Nicole Krauss

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Forest dark
Title
Forest dark
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Nicole Krauss
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
One of America's most important novelists (New York Times), the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love, conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert. 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
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.R38
LC item number
F67 2017
Literary form
fiction
Forest dark, Nicole Krauss
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Forest dark, Nicole Krauss
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
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ocn967067570
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781443408660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967067570

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