Day For Night: A Novel by Frederick ReikenDay For Night: A Novel by Frederick Reiken

Day For Night: A Novel

byFrederick Reiken

Paperback | April 27, 2011

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As a child, Beverly Rabinowitz fled Europe with her mother during World War II. Almost half a century later, while she is vacationing in Florida, a chance encounter leads to a strangely lucid moment in which she senses that her father, long believed to have been killed during the war, is close by. It's the first of many seemingly random events that are guiding her toward a startling discovery.

In the course of Frederick Reiken's provocative, intricate novel, Beverly will learn that her story is part of something larger. Because the story is not hers alone--it's also the story of a comatose teenage boy in Utah, an elusive sixties-era fugitive, an FBI agent pursuing a twenty-year obsession, a Massachusetts veterinarian who falls in love on a kibbutz in Israel, and a host of other characters.DAY FOR NIGHTilluminates how disparate, far-flung people can be connected, and how the truth of those bonds can upend entire lives. Each chapter is a small universe of its own, and together they form a dazzling whole.
Frederick Reiken is the author of two previous novels,The Odd Sea(1998) andThe Lost Legends of New Jersey(2000). His short stories have appeared inThe New Yorkerand his essays in the anthologyLiving on the Edge of the World(2008). He has worked as a reporter and columnist and is currently a member of the writing faculty at Emerson Coll...
Title:Day For Night: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:April 27, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316077577

ISBN - 13:9780316077576

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"This novel magically and eloquently links swimming with manatees in Florida with a comatose young man held hostage in Utah, a fugitive radical woman, and a kibbutz on the Dead Sea. It's beautifully written, magnificently cerebral, entirely compelling."-- Ellen Meeropol, Odyssey Bookshop