"The characters in these 14 sketches unravel threads of personal history, gossip and morality...Their stories set in Eastern Europe and New York almost a century ago, involve unrequited love, unhappy marriages and other woes, including those particular to the shtetl...Together they represent a more nuanced view of the work and the world of Sholom Aleichem then the one portrayed in Fiddler on the Roof.
Ted Gorelick brings a powerful sense of dialect to the translation, carefully rendering each speaker's distinctive accent, from the unlettered to the urbane to the newly arrived immigrant struggling with English."
The New York Times Book Review
Paperback book Syracuse University Press 2000
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