Book Review-The Yiddish Policemen's Union- A Novel (P.S.)- Michael Chabon | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Yiddish Policemen's Union- A Novel (P.S.)- Michael Chabon

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

This is one convoluted novel that takes pkace in a fictional place in Alaska. There are a lot of Yiddish words (there is a glossary at the end). I'm not quite sure I liked it although parts of it actually made sense to me. It has everything from relationships to drugs to bad guys and even someone every one of the super religious thought was the Messiah--he did not want to be! Fathers and sons at odds--religious people and not so religious people. People of different races--------and I must not forget Chess--the game that most liked to play!

It is a bit long but I am sure there are people out there who will absolutely lov this one--what an imagination this author has.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. But now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end.

Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. And in the cheap hotel where Landsman has washed up, someone has just committed a murder—right under his nose. When he begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, and Landsman finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, evil, and salvation that are his heritage.

At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of seven novels – including The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen's Union – two collections of short stories, and one other work of non-fiction. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and children.

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