Lost Tribe (Paperback)

Jewish Fiction from the Edge

By Paul Zakrzewski

Harper Perennial, 9780060533465, 576pp.

Publication Date: August 5, 2003

List Price: 15.95*
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Funny, raw, dark, sometimes outrageous, the twenty-five contributors to Lost Tribe explore themes such as conflicted identities, sexual fetishes, religious intolerance, and even the troubled legacy of the Holocaust to create a stirring picture of contemporary Jewish life. Lost Tribe features stories and commentary from a brilliant mixture of critically acclaimed and emerging writers.

Steve Almond
Aimee Bender
Gabriel Brownstein
Judy Budnitz
Nathan Englander
Jonathan Safran Foer
Myla Goldberg
Ehud Havazelet
Dara Horn
Rachel Kadish
Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer
Binnie Kirshenbaum
Joan Leegant
Michael Lowenthal
Ellen Miller
Tova Mirvis
Peter Orner
Jon Papernick
Nelly Reifler
Ben Schrank
Suzan Sherman
Gary Shteyngart
Aryeh Lev Stollman
Ellen Umansky
Simone Zelitch

About the Author

Paul Zakrzewski (pronounced Zak-shef-ski) is awriter, editor, and literary event curator. As director of literary programs for the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, he runs a popular reading series featuring new and provocative Jewish writers at the KGB Bar in the East Village. He is also an editor at Heeb magazine, a Jewish pop culture collective, which was nominated for BestNew Title in the 2002 Utne Reader Alternative Press Awards. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and can be reached at www.lost-tribe-fiction.com.

Praise For Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction from the Edge

“An anthology as ambitious as it is important...offers a glimpse of the new generation of American Jewish writers. ”
— —Aufbau

“Read at your own risk--and great reward.”
— --Stephen J. Dubner, author of Turbulent Souls and Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper

“Where Jewish literature and its youngest brightest practitioners are heading--and to capture them between covers.”
— —New York magazine

I highly recommend this collection of fiction...(Lost Tribe) reflects the lives and struggles of all Americans today.
— Minneapolis Star Tribune

…a selection of stories by writers of the “post-Philip Roth generation.” ...features tales of sexuality, remembrance, and mysticism...
— Library Journal