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By Jonathan Rabb

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

A relocating novel a couple of Holocaust survivor’s unconventional trip again to a brand new general in Nineteen Forties Savannah, Georgia
 
In overdue summer time 1947, thirty-one-year-old Yitzhak Goldah, a camp survivor, arrives in Savannah to stay together with his basically final kinfolk. they're Abe and Pearl Jesler, older, childless, and an essential component 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 stay separate lives--distinctions, to him, which are meaningless given what he has been via. He extra complicates issues while, a lot to the Jeslers' dismay, he falls in love with Eva, a tender widow in the Reform neighborhood. while a girl from Yitzhak's previous abruptly appears--one who's much more shattered than he is--Yitzhak needs to make a choice from a dismal and tortured familiarity and the promise of a vivid 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 adventure because it situates Yitzhak's tale over the last gasp of the Jim Crow period. Yitzhak starts to discover echoes of his personal adventure within the lives of the black kin who paintings for the Jeslers--an affinity he doesn't percentage with the Jeslers themselves. This attention either surprises and convinces Yitzhak that his offerings usually are not as straight forward as he may need thought.

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