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Call it Sleep
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Call it Sleep

Series: Modern classics

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141188652

Publication Date: 5 Oct 2006

Subject: Adult novels

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 12, Year 13)

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David Schearl arrives in New York in his mother's arms to begin his new life as an immigrant in the 'Golden Land'. David is hated by his father - an angry, violent man unable to find his niche in the New World - but is fiercely loved and protected by his Yiddish-speaking mother. An innovative, multi-lingual novel, Call It Sleep subtly interweaves the overwhelming love between a mother and son with the terrors and anxieties David experiences, as he seeks to find his own identity amidst the cultural disarray of early twentieth-century America.

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David Schearl arrives in New York in his mother's arms to begin his new life as an immigrant in the 'Golden Land'. David is hated by his father - an angry, violent man unable to find his niche in the New World - but is fiercely loved and protected by his Yiddish-speaking mother. An innovative, multi-lingual novel, Call It Sleep subtly interweaves the overwhelming love between a mother and son with the terrors and anxieties David experiences, as he seeks to find his own identity amidst the cultural disarray of early twentieth-century America.

Contents

Prologue
The cellar
The picture
The coal
The rail

Category
F
Subject
Adult novels
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Pub. date
5 Oct 2006
Edition
New
ISBN
9780141188652
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Paperback
Pages
464
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
345g
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