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Kafka's Son

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by Curt Leviant
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Kafka's Son by Curt Leviant

Set in New York City and Prague in 1992, Kafka??s Son follows a first-person narrator who is a documentary filmmaker. In a New York synagogue, he meets an elderly Czech Jew named Jiri, once the head of the famous Jewish Museum in Prague, with whom he discovers a shared love of Kafka. Inspired by this friendship, the narrator travels to Prague to make a film about Jewish life in the city and its Kafka connections.

In his search for answers, he crosses paths with the beadle of the famous 900-year-old Altneushul synagogue, the rumored home to a legendary golem hidden away in a secret attic—which may or may not exist; a mysterious man who may or may not be Kafka??s son—and who may or may not exist; Mr. Klein, who although several years younger than Jiri may or may not be his father; and an enigmatic young woman in a blue beret—who is almost certainly real.


As Prague itself becomes as perplexing and unpredictable as its transient inhabitants, Curt Leviant unfolds a labyrinthine tale that is both detective novel and love story, captivating maze and realistic fantasy, and a one hundred percent stunning tribute to Kafka and his city.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 416
Size: 697 KB
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781938604935 (DRM-EPUB)

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