A richly compelling tale of folklore and witchcraft from this modern master, new to Penguin Modern Classics
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 burningly radiant, intensely beautiful book. Singer is answering
his age like a prophet -- Ted Hughes
A peerless storyteller ... The Slave has the strength and authority of a timeless folktale * Saturday Review *
I cannot think of any book that catches so magically the pure intensity of the love of simple folk close to nature ... it's a beautiful story -- Terence de Vere White
The tale is tragic and warmhearted, full of mellow wisdom learned through suffering * Yorkshire Post *