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By Jonathan Rabb

“Jonathan Rabb is certainly one of my favourite writers, a hugely talented, heart-wise storyteller if ever there has been one. What a strong, relocating book.” —David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize and nationwide e-book Award–winning author

A relocating novel a couple of Holocaust survivor’s unconventional trip again to a brand new general in Forties Savannah, Georgia
 
In past due summer time 1947, thirty-one-year-old Yitzhak Goldah, a camp survivor, arrives in Savannah to reside together with his basically ultimate family members. they're Abe and Pearl Jesler, older, childless, and a vital part of the thriving Jewish neighborhood that has been in Georgia because the founding of the colony. There, Yitzhak discovers a fractured international, the place Reform and Conservative Jews reside separate lives--distinctions, to him, which are meaningless given what he has been via. He extra complicates issues whilst, a lot to the Jeslers' dismay, he falls in love with Eva, a tender widow in the Reform neighborhood. whilst a girl from Yitzhak's prior without warning appears--one who's much more shattered than he is--Yitzhak needs to make a choice from a depressing and tortured familiarity and the promise of a vibrant new life.
     Set amid the backdrop of America's postwar south, Among the Living grapples with questions of identification and belonging, and steps past the Jewish event because it situates Yitzhak's tale over the past gasp of the Jim Crow period. Yitzhak starts off to discover echoes of his personal event within the lives of the black relations who paintings for the Jeslers--an affinity he doesn't proportion with the Jeslers themselves. This consciousness either surprises and convinces Yitzhak that his offerings aren't as uncomplicated as he may have thought.

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