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Making the Rounds
     

Making the Rounds

by Allan Weiss
 
WHO CAN HELP...

...when a word decides to get up and leave your holy book?
...when you're a mayor and your city is literally crumbling around you?
...when the evil Haman, villain of the Purim story, seems to have arisen from the dead to terrorize your town?

Eliezer ben-Avraham, wizard, Kabbalist, and kvetch, not only can but must help.

Overview

WHO CAN HELP...

...when a word decides to get up and leave your holy book?
...when you're a mayor and your city is literally crumbling around you?
...when the evil Haman, villain of the Purim story, seems to have arisen from the dead to terrorize your town?

Eliezer ben-Avraham, wizard, Kabbalist, and kvetch, not only can but must help. Because he poked around in areas of forbidden knowledge, he is obliged to wander the world and use the powers he gained to perform good deeds--mitzvot--for anybody who asks, no matter how bizarre the task. Ably assisted by his trusty but cynical steed, Melech, Eliezer does what he can, although transforming into a bird and flying around is difficult when you have arthritis in your shoulder.

Humorous, philosophical, and very weird, Eliezer's adventures as he makes his rounds demonstrate how important it is to be generous with your gifts, even to the craziest goyim.

Editorial Reviews

Cory Doctorow
All the magic of Harry Potter with none of the phony gravitas: all the self-deprecating humour of Phillip Roth, but with a much-improving supernatural air.
Ira Nayman
Making the Rounds is a book that all should be able to enjoy. On the one hand, Jews should be delighted to read fantasy stories set within their culture. On the other hand, non-Jews might find the book exotic (not a bad thing for fantasy), but they will also find it easily accessible, with most concepts taken from Judaism explained for a non-Jewish audience.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940156806973
Publisher:
EDGE-Lite
Publication date:
08/28/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,290,811
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Allan Weiss was born in Montreal and lives in Toronto, where he teaches English and Humanities at York University. He has published over two dozen short stories, both mainstream and genre, in various periodicals and anthologies, including Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, Windsor Review, On Spec, and Tesseracts 4, 7, and 9. His story collection Living Room appeared in 2001.

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