Author(s): Joseph Roth
Original Publish Date: Aug 07, 2011
Product Number: EB00177845
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781935744351
Publisher: Archipelago
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A contemporary retelling of the Book of Job from the Bible. Job is the tale of Mendel Singer, a pious, destitute Eastern-European Jew and children's Torah teacher whose faith is tested at every turn. His youngest son seems to be incurably disabled, one of his older sons joins the Russian Army, the other deserts to America, and his daughter is running around with a Cossack. When he flees with his wife and daughter, further blows of fate await him. In this modern fable based on the biblical story of Job, Mendel Singer witnesses the collapse of his world, experiences unbearable suffering and loss, and ultimately gives up hope and curses God, only to be saved by a miraculous reversal of fortune.