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Mar 26, 2019 | ISBN 9781524732752
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One of Esquire’s Most Anticipated Books of 2019
A Lit Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2019
The Millions Most Anticipated for 2019
One of Vulture’s Most Anticipated in 2019
A Boston Globe Most Anticipated for 2019
One of Read It Forward’s Most Anticipated for 2019
One of TIME’s Most Anticipated for March 2019

“Sublime… reads like a modern-day Hasidic tale in which religious characters are bedeviled by the challenges of upholding God’s word in an all too human world… Kafka and Roth’s influences are felt in Englander’s work… In this tender, wry and entertaining novel, Englander nimbly juggles these possibilities, creating an endearing hero who stumbles through a world in which the holy and profane are intertwined.”
—The New York Times

“The humor of is infused with delight… What a rare blessing to find a smart and witty novel about the unexpected ways religious commitment can fracture a life — and restore it.”
—Washington Post

“A marvelous comic fable… Englander’s expansive imagination is such that he can convincingly write the part of a secular Jewish hipster and a born-again Jew – and do it with the Yiddish inflections of a Borscht Belt comedian… [A] delight of a novel.”

“Tantalizing.. Elegant… Englander’s prose is always sprightly. He makes it easy to turn the page.”

“A delight… is a lighthearted, typically offbeat romp from the fertile imagination of novelist Nathan Englander.”
—American Jewish World

“Englander portrays that frantic quest–one that jeopardizes Shuli’s marriage, his job, even his sanity—with curiosity and deep sympathy, evoking a response that transcends the boundaries of any particular faith.”
—Shelf Awareness

“Englander is mischievously hilarious, nightmarish, suspenseful, inquisitive, and deliriously tender in this concentrated tale of tradition and improvisation, faith and love.”

“[An] excellent comic dissection of Jewish-American life…This novel reads like Chaim Potok filtered through the sensibility of Mel Brooks. Englander writes cogently about Jewish-American assimilation, and, in his practiced hands, he makes Shuli’s journey, both outer and inner, a simultaneously humorous and deeply moving one.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Englander demonstrates his skill at placing timeless concerns of Judaism in sharply modern circumstances.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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