The Oriental Wife

October 28, 2015|
The Oriental Wife by Evelyn Toynton
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The Oriental Wife is the story of two assimilated Jewish children from Nuremberg who flee Hitler’s Germany and struggle to put down roots elsewhere. When they meet up again in New York, they fall in love both with each other and with America, believing they have found a permanent refuge. But just when it looks as though nothing can ever touch them again, their lives are shattered by a freakish accident and a betrayal that will reverberate into the life of their American daughter. In its portrait of the immigrant experience, and of the tragic gulf between generations, The Oriental Wife illuminates the collision of American ideals of freedom and happiness with certain sterner old world virtues.
Evelyn Toynton’s last novel, Modern Art, was a NewYork Times Notable Book of the Year and was long-listed for the Ambassador Award of the English-Speaking Union. A frequent contributor to Harper’s, she has also written for The Atlantic, The American Scholar, the Times Literary Supplement, and the New York Times Book Review,...
Title:The Oriental Wife
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.22 X 5.55 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.22 X 5.55 X 0.9 in
Published:October 28, 2015
Publisher:Other Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590514412

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