The golem of Brooklyn : a novel

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New York : One World, [2023].
9780593729823, 059372982X
Indian Prairie Public Library District - 1st Floor New
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New York : One World, [2023].
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256 pages ; 21 cm
9780593729823, 059372982X


"In Ashkenazi Jewish folklore, a golem is a humanoid being created out of mud or clay and animated through secret prayers. Its sole purpose is to defend the Jewish people against the immediate threat of violence. It is always a rabbi who makes a golem, and always in a time of crisis. But Len Bronstein is no rabbi--he's a Brooklyn art teacher who steals a large quantity of clay from his school, gets extremely stoned, and manages to bring his creation to life despite knowing little about Judaism and even less about golems. Unable to communicate with his nine-foot-six, four hundred-pound, Yiddish-speaking guest, Len enlists a bodega clerk and ex-Hasid named Miri Apfelbaum to translate. Eventually, The Golem learns English by binging Curb Your Enthusiasm after ingesting a massive amount of LSD and reveals that he is a creature with an ancestral memory; he recalls every previous iteration of himself, making The Golem a repository of Jewish history and trauma. He demands to know what crisis has prompted his re-creation, and whom must he destroy. When Miri shows him a video of white nationalists marching and chanting "Jews will not replace us," the answer becomes clear" --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mansbach, A. (2023). The golem of Brooklyn: a novel (First edition.). One World.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mansbach, Adam, 1976-. 2023. The Golem of Brooklyn: A Novel. One World.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mansbach, Adam, 1976-. The Golem of Brooklyn: A Novel One World, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mansbach, Adam. The Golem of Brooklyn: A Novel First edition., One World, 2023.

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