Day for Night

By Frederick Reiken
(Abacus Software, Paperback, 9780349122847)

Publication Date: June 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2010 Indie Next List
“Ten people, 10 stories spanning more than four decades and crossing the Atlantic Ocean. It is left up to the reader to determine what parts of which stories are vital and who is connected to whom in order to answer the final question: Who is the most important link in the chain? The link that, if broken, would result in the whole architecture crumbling to the ground? Intricate, crafty, and fascinating!”
-- Stacie M. Williams, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI


Description
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 NIGHT illuminates 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.



NPR
Monday, May 31, 2010

Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations from booksellers Rona Brinlee, Lucia Silva and Daniel Goldin. Their selections for summertime reading include books about small-town America, a polygamist father in over his head, and a postmistress in New England during World War II. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Saturday, May 8, 2010

When it comes to perceiving reality, "we are all magicians," writes Frederick Reiken in his new novel, Day for Night. Reiken's novel is full of narratives and narrators � nearly a dozen characters from all over the U.S. and the Middle East help tell this interwoven story. More at NPR.org

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