Big League Dreams Allen Hoffman

ISBN: 9780789205834

Published: February 1st 1999

Paperback

296 pages


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Big League Dreams  by  Allen Hoffman

Big League Dreams by Allen Hoffman
February 1st 1999 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 296 pages | ISBN: 9780789205834 | 6.75 Mb

In St. Louis, it is the summer of 1920 and the day is the Sabbath, but there is little rest for the Jews from Krimsk and less reverence for the wondrous Krimsker Rebbe, who led them to the New World seventeen years before. The rebbes former hasidimMoreIn St. Louis, it is the summer of 1920 and the day is the Sabbath, but there is little rest for the Jews from Krimsk and less reverence for the wondrous Krimsker Rebbe, who led them to the New World seventeen years before. The rebbes former hasidim have embraced America to discover that the vision of gold in the streets evokes larceny in the heart.

Matti Sternweiss, the ungainly, studious child wonder in Krimsk, now the cerebral catcher for the St. Louis Browns, is scheming to fix Saturdays game against the pennant-contending Detroit Tigers.It is an American Sabbath: Prohibition, bookies, the criminal syndicate, the Hiberian fellowship of the police brass, hometown blondes, a bootlegging rabbi, and big league baseball. It is also Krimsk in America: Boruch Levi, the successful junkman, confiscates his zany, crippled brother-in-law Baraschs sizable bets- Baraschs lusty wife, Malka, has her own connubial reasons for wanting to stop the gambling- the chief of police fatefully inspires his loyal disciple, Boruch Levi, to bring Matti before the Krimsker Rebbe on the Sabbath in order to preserve the purity of the national pastime.Recluse and wonder-worker, messianist and pragmatist, the Krimsker Rebbe navigates the muddy Mississippi River, haunted by a recurring prophetic vision of Pharaohs blood-red Nile.

In the final, decisive innings, with Matti crouched behind home plate, it will come down to Ty Cobb versus the kabbalah.Richly imagined, populated with robust, complex characters, Big League Dreams is a profoundly original, inspiring, and comic creation. It is the second volume in the series Small Worlds, which follows the people of Krimsk and their descendants in America, Russia, Poland, and Israel.

In each volume Allen Hoffman draws on his deep knowledge of Jewish religion and history to evoke the finite yet infinite small worlds his characters inhabit.



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