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Kafka in Bronteland and other stories by Tamar Yellin


ISBN 1 59264 153 9, paperback, US$14.95 CAN$14.95

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Thirteen stories by the author of the critically acclaimed The Genizah at the House of Shepher address universal themes of yearning and displacement, love, loss and the struggle to belong.

A latter-day Jewish Odysseus spends his life planning an intricate journey to the Promised Land, while an English father stranded in London mourns for his faraway Italian son. A man without a past searches the world for potential relatives, while in the title story, a Jew and a Muslim cast adrift in a Yorkshire landscape find momentary sisterhood over a copy of the Koran.

Blending irony with pathos, the mythical with the mundane, Kafka in Bronteland gives voice to a rich mix of characters living outside traditional patterns of identity in a world of complex migrations and tumultuous change.


About the Author

Tamar YellinTAMAR YELLIN was born in the north of England, and studied Hebrew and Arabic at Oxford. Her short stories, which have been described as "ironic, humane and highly accomplished," have appeared in a wide variety of journals and anthologies.



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Kafka in Bronteland and other stories

The Critics Praise:
"Yellin is a consummate stylist. Her sentences are to die for." - Jeff Vandermeer, author of City of Saints and Madmen



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