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Shosha: A Novel

Shosha: A Novel
Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
ISBN 13: 9780374524807
ISBN 10: 374524807
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 1996-04-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 278
List Price: $16.00

Shosha is a hauntingly lyrical love story set in Jewish Warsaw on the eve of its annihilation. Aaron Greidinger, an aspiring Yiddish writer and the son of a distinguished Hasidic rabbi, struggles to be true to his art when faced with the chance at riches and a passport to America. But as he and the rest of the Writers' Club wait in horror for Nazi Germany to invade Poland, Aaron rediscovers Shosha, his childhood love-still living on Krochmalna Street, still mysteriously childlike herself-who has been waiting for him all these years.

Library Journal

Set in Warsaw on the eve of the Holocaust, this work follows protagonist Aaron Greidinger's love for his childhood friend, Shosha. LJ's reviewer praised the book not only for the story but for its lesson that even against the greatest opposition "the humanity of individuals cannot be crushed" (LJ 7/78).