A Replacement Life

A Replacement Life

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Determined to make his name as a writer, Slava Gelman, an immigrant living in Brooklyn, New York, forges Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews until he, intoxicated by his inventions, risks exposure and commits an irrevocable act that finally grants him a sense of home in America.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062287878
0062287877
Branch Call Number: F FIS NVD
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 24 cm

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augsburgerin
Jul 01, 2015

A grandson starts forging restitution claim letters for friends and relatives of his grandfather who "didn't suffer in the right way" during the Holocaust. An interesting inquiry into family, history and morality.

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