By Joan Leegant
"Joan Leegant writes tales that final, tales that take root within the soul."—Bret Lott, writer of Jewel
Joan Leegant's assortment takes its name from the Yiddish proverb "Even an hour in Paradise is worthwhile." In settings from Jerusalem to Queens, from Hollywood's outskirts to Sarasota, Florida, the characters during this spell binding debut assortment are interested in the seductions of faith, soldiering on looking for divine and human connection. A former drug broker became yeshiva pupil faces his prior with a loss of life AIDS sufferer. A disaffected American within the historical urban of Safed ventures into Kabbalist mysticism and will get greater than he bargained for. A rabbi whose morning minyan is visited by means of a couple of Siamese twins considers the chance that his site visitors will not be mere mortals. An getting older Jerusalemite chronicles his country's adjustments throughout the biblical yr of relaxation. by means of turns poignant and comedian, unflinching and compassionate—with a dose of fabulist daring—An Hour in Paradise explores the risks and unexpected rewards of our such a lot primary longings.
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