“The Old Country” by Mordicai Gerstein

The Old CountryThe Old Country by Mordicai Gerstein
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The combination of folkloric tradition with the themes of persecution reminiscent of WWII, this book is rich with characterizations, literary motifs, and ideas about the importance of the body.

The frame narrative of this novel allows the fantastic elements of this novel to feel more realistic since it is told almost as a folk tale. The characters and the premise are well-developed and and well-written.

I highly recommend this book!

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