The Resource Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill

Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill

Label
Snow in August : a novel
Title
Snow in August
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Pete Hamill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Brooklyn in the late 1940s, adolescent Michael Devlin is a dutiful son to his widowed mother and a conscientious altar boy at the parish church. One day, he meets Rabbi Judah Hirsch, a chance encounter that inaugurates a friendship with vast consequences, good and bad, for both of them. Michael lost his father in the war, and the rabbi, a recent immigrant to this country, lost his wife. The threads of their connection widen and strengthen as the rabbi endeavors to teach Michael about his native Prague and Jewish customs and lore, and the boy, in turn, instructs the rabbi about things American, including baseball. But Michael's awakening does not stop there; sadly, he learns hard lessons, to the point of bodily harm, about anti-Semitism. In fact, Michael must turn to extreme measures to effect a resolution to the problem of hatemongering; using his new storehouse of knowledge, he summons a golem! The friendship of a Jewish rabbi and a Catholic altar boy in 1940s Brooklyn. The rabbi, a Czech who fled the Nazis on the eve of World War II, teaches the boy Judaism while the boy, who is Irish, teaches the rabbi English and baseball. When anti-Semitic hoods attack the rabbi the boy goes to his defense. By the author of A Drinking Life
Cataloging source
DLC
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1935-
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Hamill, Pete
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A423
LC item number
S66 1997
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Friendship
  • Jewish way of life
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Baseball stories
  • Erzählung
  • Juden
  • USA
  • Englisch
Label
Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill
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Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036875223
Label
Snow in August : a novel, Pete Hamill
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Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036875223

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