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Author Epstein, Leslie.

Title Liebestod : opera buffa with Leib Goldkorn / Leslie Epstein.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  FICTION EPSTEIN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Basement Materials  EPSTEIN, LESLIE    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 299 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Holocaust survivor Leib Goldkorn is about to celebrate his 104th birthday. He is also about to stick his head in his oven and turn on the gas. A series of events at this juncture take him back to his native Iglau, Moravia (present-day Czech Republic); provide him with a new paternity; give him a new career; fill his pockets; and furnish him with a family. He returns to New York with all of the above. However, all is not as it seems. His newfound family and work, a new love interest, and the crazy adventures that ensue are a bit over-the-top for a mere mortal. Epstein (King of the Jews) gives this bawdy centenarian a fittingly bizarre send-off.
Subject Goldkorn, Leib (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Holocaust survivors -- Fiction.
Jewish musicians -- Fiction.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911 -- Fiction.
Opera -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Jewish fiction.
Psychological fiction.
ISBN 9780393081312
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