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A Replacement Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date July 2, 2015
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780957548893
ISBN-10 0957548893
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $14.80
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A failing young Russian American journalist's life is unexpectedly transformed when he forges Holocaust restitution claims for his rogue grandfather and his friends Young Russian immigrant Slava Gelman wants to be a great American writer, but is only a researcher at a New Yorker-style magazine. When his beloved grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, dies, his grandfather corners him with a request: could he forge a few Holocaust restitution claims? Slava resists at first, but eventually his semi-fictional accounts turn out to be the best writing he has ever done. Although he lives in fear of discovery and continues to stumble from one tragicomic incident to another, by the time Slava is finally confronted by a German government employee he is ready to play a role that is - almost - heroic. Boris Fishman was born in Minsk, Belarus, in 1979 and immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. He is the editor of Wild East: Stories from the Last Frontier, and his work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, New Republic, Wall Street Journal, London Review of Books, New York Times Book Review and other publications. He lives in New York City. A Replacement Life is his first novel.

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Hardcover
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from Harpercollins (June 3, 2014)
9780062287878 | details & prices | 321 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $25.99
About: Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist AwardWinner of the American Library Association's Sophie Brody MedalFinalist for the National Jewish Book AwardA singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.
Paperback
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from Gardners Books (July 2, 2015)
9780957548893 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $14.80
About: A failing young Russian American journalist's life is unexpectedly transformed when he forges Holocaust restitution claims for his rogue grandfather and his friends Young Russian immigrant Slava Gelman wants to be a great American writer, but is only a researcher at a New Yorker-style magazine.
Reprint edition from Perennial (January 20, 2015)
9780062287885 | details & prices | 321 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist AwardWinner of the American Library Association's Sophie Brody MedalFinalist for the National Jewish Book AwardA singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.

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