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A Jew from Riga
     

A Jew from Riga

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by Greta Beigel
 
In this personal essay, the author chronicles her trip to Riga, capital of Latvia, a journey she undertakes in an effort to track the mysterious past of her much-maligned father.She learns much about the region�and his youth, and soon discovers that Riga, the Baltic States� largest city rocks on with clubs, casinos and strip shows. Also cultural fests with the

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In this personal essay, the author chronicles her trip to Riga, capital of Latvia, a journey she undertakes in an effort to track the mysterious past of her much-maligned father.She learns much about the region�and his youth, and soon discovers that Riga, the Baltic States� largest city rocks on with clubs, casinos and strip shows. Also cultural fests with the National Opera, Ballet and Symphony, as well as museum and gallery exhibits and gourmet shopping and dining. Then there�s the dark side�.."Oh Daddy I miss you. I hardly knew you. I only wish I could have told you how much when we were together. Why did you have to leave Africa when I was 10? Why did you go to America? If you were alive today, I'd take you to concerts. I'm a journalist now you know. I only really knew you for five years. That's hardly enough time. I love you Jankela. From your Cookela."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012436405
Publisher:
gretabeige
Publication date:
05/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
15 KB

Meet the Author

A child piano prodigy, Greta Beigel was raised in an Orthodox Jewish household in South Africa during apartheid. She was awarded an overseas scholarship by the University of South Africa and was accepted as a student by Aube Tzerko in Los Angeles. This led to a reunion with her long-lost Yiddishe father Richard. She went on to become a music journalist, working as a staff writer and arts editor at the Los Angeles Times. She has contributed to the New York Times. Greta is the author of the e-book/audio CD, �Mewsings: My Life as a Jewish Cat,� and "Kvetch: One Bitch of a Life," her memoir about growing up Jewish and gifted in Africa at the height of apartheid.

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Jew from Riga 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
L Jack More than 1 year ago
True story of South African pianist-emigree turned writer, who leaves her job at the LA Times to travel to Riga, Latvia in search of the father that left her on a park bench when she was a baby.