The Christ of Fish is a gorgeous novel conjured out of a mosaic of 233 pieces of Aunt Magda's life in Tel Aviv. Originally from Vienna, Hoffmann's heroine is a widow who still speaks German after decades in Israel: we see many views of Aunt Magdaher childhood, her marriage, her nephew, her best friend Frau Stier, Wildegans' poetry, apple strudel, visions and dreams, two stolen handbags, a favorite café, and a gentleman admirer.
|Publisher:||New Directions Publishing Corporation|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.47(d)|
About the Author
Romanian-born Yoel Hoffmann, Professor of Eastern Philosophy at the University of Haifa, has published six fiction books with New Directions. He has been acclaimed as "spectacular" (The New Yorker), "radiant" (World Literature Today), "superb" (The Boston Globe), "a reason to celebrate" (Hadassah Magazine), and "a writer of international importance" (Publishers Weekly). Winning the very first Koret Jewish Book Award, Yoel Hoffmann was cited for creating "something rare and precious astonishingly fresh and new."
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Allen Hibbard,Review of Contemporary Fiction, Spring 2000
These exquisite shards of memories, crystallized in language: an attempt to find out "how (by virtue of what principle) the universe keeps going.