Set in Warsaw and the shtetls of the 1870s, Isaac Bashevis Singer's
second novel is a haunting psychological portrait of a man's flight
Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's books, and a memoir. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978.
A spellbinder as clever as Scheherazade; he arrests the reader at
once, transports him to a far place and a far, improbable time and
does not let him go until the end * New Republic *
Singer writes with a love and passion unequalled in contemporary fiction * Washington Post *