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The Resource Not me : a novel, Michael Lavigne

Not me : a novel, Michael Lavigne

Label
Not me : a novel
Title
Not me
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lavigne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Not Me is a remarkable debut novel that tells the dramatic and surprising stories of two men, father and son, through sixty years of uncertain memory, distorted history, and assumed identity. When Heshel Rosenheim, apparently suffering from Alzheimer's disease, hands his son, Michael, a box of moldy old journals, an amazing adventure begins, one that takes the reader from the concentration camps of Poland to an improbable love story during the battle for Palestine, from a cancer ward in New Jersey to a hopeless marriage in San Francisco. The journals, which seem to tell the story of Heshel's life, are so harrowing, so riveting, so passionate, and so perplexing that Michael becomes obsessed with discovering the truth about his father. As Michael struggles to come to grips with his father's elusive past, a world of complex and disturbing possibilities opens up to him, a world in which an accomplice to genocide may have turned into a virtuous Jew and a young man cannot recall murdering the person he loves most; a world in which truth is fiction and fiction is truth and one man's terrible, or triumphant, transformation calls history itself into question. Michael must then solve the biggest riddle of all: Who am I? Intense, vivid, funny, and entirely original, Not Me is an unsparing and unforgettable examination of faith, history, identity, and love
Cataloging source
AKD
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Lavigne, Michael
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.A94425
LC item number
N68 2007
Literary form
fiction
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  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Parent and adult child
  • Terminally ill parents
  • Fathers and sons
  • Jewish families
  • Philanthropists
  • Jewish men
  • Comedians
  • Ex-Nazis
Label
Not me : a novel, Michael Lavigne
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm86107315
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
315 p.
Isbn
9780812973327
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)86107315
Label
Not me : a novel, Michael Lavigne
Publication
Control code
ocm86107315
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
315 p.
Isbn
9780812973327
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)86107315

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