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ELSEWHERE--Doron Rabinovici and Tess Lewis in conversation with George Prochnik

  • Austrian Cultural Forum NY 11 East 52nd Street New York, NY (map)

In his fast-paced, heart-wrenching novel, Doron Rabinovici confronts complex themes of identity, belonging, anti-Semitism, and Zionism through the prism of a Jewish family with a host of skeletons in their closets. The 'truth' in ELSEWHERE is relative and inscrutable.  It changes depending on who speaks it and where it is spoken.  Truth, in short, is always elsewhere, although versions of it are just barely within reach.

"Like the best Jewish comic novelists, from Philip Roth to Howard Jacobson, Rabinovici excels at communicating the too-muchness of Jewish experience, the sensation of being bombarded by insoluble questions--about Israel, the Holocaust, religious belief, family obligation" Adam Kirsch, Tablet

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