Abraham, Pearl The Seventh Beggar

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The Seventh Beggar

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Set in the Chasidic world of Monsey, New York, a brilliantly original, provocative novel about storytelling and the limits of creation.

The Seventh Beggar begins with a contemporary young man's obsession with the legendary nineteenth-century Chasidic master, Nachman of Bratslav-kabbalist, storyteller, and charismatic whose cult following persists to this day. The legends and life of Nachman inform the novel, in particular Nachman's famously unfinished "Tales of the Seven Beggars," which serves as the inspiration for Pearl Abraham's own bold and probing story about the glories and pitfalls of originality. A translation of Nachman's tales from the original Yiddish is included in full in the novel itself.

Abraham staked her literary claim in the groundbreaking novel The Romance Reader, which took readers for the first time into the Chasidic world through the eyes of a woman. Now she returns to that world, with an even more ambitious work that upends the conventions of storytelling, thwarts expectations, and yet all the while compels us with its lovable characters, its narrative momentum, and its creation of a familiar yet dreamlike landscape, in which imagination simultaneously triumphs and destroys.

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"Amazingly poignant...a kind of miracle." --Harold Bloom

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Pearl Abraham is the author of, most recently,   American Taliban.  She  has also written The Seventh Beggar, The Romance Reader and Giving Up America, and is the editor of an anthology titled Een Sterke Vrou: Jewish women in Literature.

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