The Warsaw Anagrams (Hardcover)

By Richard Zimler

Overlook Press, 9781590200889, 323pp.

Publication Date: July 21, 2011



As Cohen recounts his disturbing and moving story, small but telling inconsistencies appear in his narrative. Heniek begins to believe that Cohen is not the secular Jew he claims to be, but may, in fact, be a student of practical Kabbalah? of magic. Why is he lying? And what is the importance of the anagrams he creates for the names of his friends and relatives? Heniek traces his suspicions and comes to an astonishing conclusion?one that has consequences for his own identity and life, and perhaps for the reader's as well.

About the Author

Richard Zimler was born in New York and studied journalism at Stanford University. He has published eight novels over the last fifteen years, including the "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon." Zimler has won numerous prizes for his work and contributes to the "Los Angeles Times Book Review."