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Yiddish for Pirates: Being an Account of Moishe the Captain -(SIGNED)-

Gary Barwin -(signed)-

ISBN 10: 0345815513 / ISBN 13: 9780345815514
Editorial: Random House Canada, 2016
Usado Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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-----The scan you see is the book you get. Blue boards with silver lettering and design, headband, 337 pages, SIGNED by author on title page (without inscription), Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition now in Mylar. "Set in the years around 1492, Yiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who becomes his near-constant companion." Hamilton author Gary Barwin wins Leacock Medal for Humour for Yiddish for Pirates. Check out the scans. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". N° de ref. de la librería 011481

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Título: Yiddish for Pirates: Being an Account of ...

Editorial: Random House Canada

Año de publicación: 2016

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Cover by C. M. Butzer;

Condición del libro: Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: 2nd Edition.

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Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and nominated for the Governor-General's Award for Literature, a hilarious, swashbuckling yet powerful tale of pirates, buried treasure and a search for the Fountain of Youth, told in the ribald, philosophical voice of a 500-year-old Jewish parrot.

Set in the years around 1492, Yiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who becomes his near-constant companion.
     From a present-day Florida nursing home, this wisecracking yet poetic bird guides us through a world of pirate ships, Yiddish jokes and treasure maps. But Inquisition Spain is a dangerous time to be Jewish and Moishe joins a band of hidden Jews trying to preserve some forbidden books. He falls in love with a young woman, Sarah; though they are separated by circumstance, Moishe's wanderings are motivated as much by their connection as by his quest for loot and freedom. When all Jews are expelled from Spain, Moishe travels to the Caribbean with the ambitious Christopher Columbus, a self-made man who loves his creator. Moishe eventually becomes a pirate and seeks revenge on the Spanish while seeking the ultimate booty: the Fountain of Youth.
     This outstanding New Face of Fiction is filled with Jewish takes on classic pirate tales--fights, prison escapes, and exploits on the high seas--but it's also a tender love story, between Moishe and Sarah, and between Aaron and his "shoulder," Moishe. Rich with puns, colourful language, post-colonial satire and Kabbalistic hijinks, Yiddish for Pirates is also a compelling examination of mortality, memory, identity and persecution from one of this country's most talented writers.

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