The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky
Karen X. Tulchinsky
August 1933: after weeks of tension, on a sweltering night at Christie Pitts field, four youths unfurl a white sheet emblazoned with a large black Swastika, lift their arms and shout, “Heil Hitler!” during a softball game. Within seconds, a group of Jewish youths charge in a struggle to capture the flag, setting off the largest race riot ever to occur in Toronto, involving fifteen thousand people and injuring hundreds.
Tulchinsky takes us inside the life of one immigrant Jewish family, from this pivotal moment, through the war years and into the early 1950s, creating a stunning fictional statement of a defining moment for a family, a city, and a continent struggling with ideas of freedom, tolerance, and identity in a world broken by war.
$29.95 | 496 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 1.5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist
| Bisac: FIC000000
ISBN 13: 9780889226463
| Rights: WORLD