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By Jonathan Rabb

“Jonathan Rabb is one in every of my favourite writers, a hugely proficient, heart-wise storyteller if ever there has been one. What a strong, relocating book.” —David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize and nationwide publication Award–winning author

A relocating novel a couple of Holocaust survivor’s unconventional trip again to a brand new basic in Nineteen Forties Savannah, Georgia
 
In overdue summer season 1947, thirty-one-year-old Yitzhak Goldah, a camp survivor, arrives in Savannah to stay along with his simply ultimate kin. they're Abe and Pearl Jesler, older, childless, and an essential component of the thriving Jewish group that has been in Georgia because the founding of the colony. There, Yitzhak discovers a fractured international, the place Reform and Conservative Jews dwell separate lives--distinctions, to him, which are meaningless given what he has been via. He additional complicates issues whilst, a lot to the Jeslers' dismay, he falls in love with Eva, a tender widow in the Reform neighborhood. whilst a lady from Yitzhak's prior by surprise appears--one who's much more shattered than he is--Yitzhak needs to choose from a gloomy and tortured familiarity and the promise of a vibrant new life.
     Set amid the backdrop of America's postwar south, Among the Living grapples with questions of id and belonging, and steps past the Jewish adventure because it situates Yitzhak's tale over the last gasp of the Jim Crow period. Yitzhak starts off to discover echoes of his personal event within the lives of the black family members who paintings for the Jeslers--an affinity he doesn't proportion with the Jeslers themselves. This awareness either surprises and convinces Yitzhak that his offerings are usually not as simple as he may have thought.

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