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The Resource Faith for beginners : a novel, Aaron Hamburger

Faith for beginners : a novel, Aaron Hamburger

Label
Faith for beginners : a novel
Title
Faith for beginners
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Hamburger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the summer of 2000, Israel teeters between total war and total peace. Similarly on edge, Helen Michaelson, a respectable suburban housewife from Michigan, has brought her ailing husband and rebellious college-age son, Jeremy, to Jerusalem. She hopes the journey will inspire Jeremy to reconnect with his faith and find meaning in his life ... or at least get rid of his nose ring. It's not that Helen is concerned about Jeremy's sexual orientation (after all, her other son is gay as well). It's merely the matter of the overdose ('Just like Liza!' Jeremy had said), the green hair, and what looks like a safety pin stuck through his face. After therapy, unconditional love, and tough love ... why not try Israel? Yet in seductive and dangerous surroundings, with the rumbling of violence and change in the air, in a part of the world where 'there are no modern times, ' mother and son become new, old, and surprising versions of themselves. Funny, erotic, searingly insightful, and profoundly moving, Faith for Beginners is a stunning debut novel from a vibrant new voice in fiction."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamburger, Aaron
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Middle class families
  • Gay college students
  • Jewish families
  • Terminally ill
  • Jewish women
  • Travelers
  • Israel
  • Americans
  • Gay college students
  • Jewish families
  • Jewish women
  • Middle class families
  • Terminally ill
  • Travelers
  • Israel
Label
Faith for beginners : a novel, Aaron Hamburger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm57142466
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780812973204
Lccn
2004061459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Faith for beginners : a novel, Aaron Hamburger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm57142466
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780812973204
Lccn
2004061459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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