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The Penitent

Singer, Isaac Bashevis

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ISBN 10: 0374230641 / ISBN 13: 9780374230647
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, U.S.A., 1983
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing stated. Black cloth, mustard boards, gilt titles. Originally published in Yiddish as Der Baal Tshuve, about an American businessman who seeks penitence in the Holy Land. Book unread, near fine. DJ very good plus with some aging to flaps. 164 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 14383

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Title: The Penitent

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Seeking an escape from his unfaithful wife, mistress, and her greedy daughter, prosperous Joseph Shapiro journeys from America to Israel to find salvation and meaning in the traditional Jewish way of life

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Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904–91) was the author of many novels, stories, and children’s books. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

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