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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date February 7, 2017
Pages 320
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250117953
ISBN-10 125011795X
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $16.00
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A debut novel of daring originality, The Yid guarantees that you will never think of Stalinist Russia, Shakespeare, theater, Yiddish, or history the same way again.

Moscow, February 1953. A week before Stalin’s death, his final pogrom, “one that will forever rid the motherland of the vermin,” is in full swing. Three government goons arrive in the middle of the night to arrest Solomon Shimonovich Levinson, an actor from the defunct State Jewish Theater. But Levinson, though an old man, is a veteran of past wars, and his shocking response to the intruders sets in motion a series of events both zany and deadly as he proceeds to assemble a ragtag group to help him enact a mad-brilliant plot: the assassination of a tyrant.

While the setting is Soviet Russia, the backdrop is Shakespeare, with Stalin in the role of mad king. As hilarious as it is moving, as philosophical as it is violent, with echoes of Inglourious Basterds and Seven Samurai, The Yid is a tragicomic masterpiece of historical fiction.



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from Picador USA (February 2, 2016)
9781250079039 | details & prices | 307 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $26.00
About: A DEBUT NOVEL OF DARING ORIGINALITY, THE YID GUARANTEES THAT YOU WILL NEVER THINK OF STALINIST RUSSIA, SHAKESPEARE, THEATER, YIDDISH, OR HISTORY THE SAME WAY AGAINMoscow, February 1953.
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Reprint edition from Picador USA (February 7, 2017)
9781250117953 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $16.00
About: A debut novel of daring originality, The Yid guarantees that you will never think of Stalinist Russia, Shakespeare, theater, Yiddish, or history the same way again.

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