The Christ of Fish (Paperback)
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811216814, 144pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2006
List Price: 13.95*
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"The Christ of Fish" is a gorgeous novel conjured out of a mosaic of 233 pieces of Aunt Magda's life in Tel Aviv. Originally from Vienna, Hoffmann's heroine is a widow who still speaks German after decades in Israel: we see many views of Aunt Magda--her childhood, her marriage, her nephew, her best friend Frau Stier, Wildegans' poetry, apple strudel, visions and dreams, two stolen handbags, a favorite cafe, and a gentleman admirer.
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