The Shawl

Read by Yelena Shmulenson
by Cynthia Ozick

Highbridge Company | November 12, 2008 | Audio Book (CD)

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Two award-winning works of fiction by one of America''s finest writers, together in one collection.

In "The Shawl," a woman named Rosa Lublin watches a concentration camp guard murder her daughter. In "Rosa," that same woman appears 30 years later, "a mad woman and a scavenger" in a Miami hotel. She has no life in the present because her past will never end. In both stories, there is a shawl-a shawl that can sustain a starving child, inadvertently destroy her, or magically conjure her back to life.

Both stories were originally published in the New Yorker in the 1980s; each was included in the annual Best American Short Stories and awarded First Prize in the annual O. Henry Prize Stories collection. Each succeeds in imagining the unimaginable: the horror of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness of its aftermath. Fiercely immediate, complex, and unforgettable, each is a masterwork by a writer the New York Times hailed as "the most accomplished and graceful literary stylist of our time."

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 2.22 × 1.94 × 0.19 in

Published: November 12, 2008

Publisher: Highbridge Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1598876848

ISBN - 13: 9781598876840

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The Shawl

Read by Yelena Shmulenson
by Cynthia Ozick

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 2.22 × 1.94 × 0.19 in

Published: November 12, 2008

Publisher: Highbridge Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1598876848

ISBN - 13: 9781598876840

About the Book

A short story ("Rosa") and a novella ("The Shawl") which together tell an exquisitely powerful and moving tale of the Holocaust.

At once fiercely immediate and complex in their implications, "The Shawl" and "Rosa" succeed in imagining the unimaginable: the horror of the Holocaust and the emptiness of its aftermath. They were written in 1977 but were first published in the early 1980s in "The New Yorker," Both "The Shawl" and "Rosa" won first prize in the O. Henry Prize Stories and were chosen for "Best American Short Stories,"

In "The Shawl," a woman named Rosa Lublin watches a concentration camp guard murder her daughter. In "Rosa," that same woman appears thirty years later, "a madwoman and a scavenger" in a Miami hotel. And in both stories there is a shawl--a shawl that can sustain a starving child or inadvertently destroy her, or even magically conjure her back to life.

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Two award-winning works of fiction by one of America''s finest writers, together in one collection.

In "The Shawl," a woman named Rosa Lublin watches a concentration camp guard murder her daughter. In "Rosa," that same woman appears 30 years later, "a mad woman and a scavenger" in a Miami hotel. She has no life in the present because her past will never end. In both stories, there is a shawl-a shawl that can sustain a starving child, inadvertently destroy her, or magically conjure her back to life.

Both stories were originally published in the New Yorker in the 1980s; each was included in the annual Best American Short Stories and awarded First Prize in the annual O. Henry Prize Stories collection. Each succeeds in imagining the unimaginable: the horror of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness of its aftermath. Fiercely immediate, complex, and unforgettable, each is a masterwork by a writer the New York Times hailed as "the most accomplished and graceful literary stylist of our time."

About the Author

Yelena Shmulenson grew up in Ukraine and emigrated to the US in 1993. She is fluent in five languages.

Long regarded as one of the country''s foremost literary luminaries, CYNTHIA OZICK attracts as much praise for her morally rigorous essays as for her satirically witty fiction. Counted among her impressive works of fiction are The Shawl (1989), which won an O. Henry Prize for both short stories that comprise it. She is a Man Booker International Prize nominee as well as a National Book Critics Circle Award winner.

Ozick was born and raised in Brooklyn, graduated from New York University, and regularly writes for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and the New York Times Book Review.

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Cynthia Ozick is the most accomplished and graceful literary stylist of our time.
?The New York Times
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