Author: Michael Chabon

Book Review: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

Posted June 24, 2012 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

“Every generation loses the Messiah it fails to deserve.” The Yiddish Policemen’s Union presents an alternate version of history in which the Federal District of Sitka, Alaska has been designated a temporary safe haven for Jewish refugees and their descendants following the Holocaust and the collapse of the fledgling state of Israel in 1948. Now, 60 years after Sitka was first settled by Jews, the district is due to revert to Alaskan control and its inhabitants are, once again, faced […]