One Hundred Philistine Foreskins (Hardcover)
Counterpoint LLC, 9781619021075, 363pp.
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
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Praise For One Hundred Philistine Foreskins…
Praise for One Hundred Philistine Foreskins
"A postmodern stew of pious rebellion." Publishers Weekly
"Out of Tova Reich's untamed imagination ferocious, searing, and always on the mark bursts Temima, a prophetess both majestic and vulnerable, her vision teeming with biblical champions, harlots, and sages, who ascends out of a mundane and hurtful Brooklyn to holy veneration in Jerusalem.
True to its startling title, One Hundred Philistine Foreskins is a feminist novel like no other tumultuous with pageantry and pregnancy, wisdom and farce, tenderness and fanaticism, wild faith and earthy folly. If Thomas Mann, with all his anthropological and scriptural vigor, had chosen, instead of Joseph the dreamer, a woman of similar powers and changes of fortune, he might have created Temima. In giving us a visionary Hebrew hero, Mann missed his chance at an oracular Hebrew heroine. But Tova Reich, herself a daring seer, has not." Cynthia Ozick