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Yiddish for pirates : a novel : being an account of Moishe the captain, his meshugeneh life & the astounding adventures, his Sarah, the horizon, books & treasure, as told by Aaron, his African grey

Barwin, Gary, author.

[Toronto] : Vintage Canada, 2016.

340 pages ; 21 cm.

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"Set in the years around 1492, 'Yiddish for Pirates' tells the story of Moishe, a young man who, enchanted by maps and seeking adventure, leaves the shtetl to join a ship's crews. There he meets Aaron, our ribald yet philosophical parrot narrator who becomes his near-constant companion. With a beakful of Yiddish jokes, this wisecracking bird guides us through a swashbuckling world of exploits on the high seas, from exploration and daring escapes to piracy, revenge and the ultimate search for the Fountain of Youth. A post-colonial satire filled with Kabbalistic hijinks, this is also a tender love story between Moishe and his true love, Sarah, and between Arron and his 'shoulder, ' Moishe."--Page 4 of cover.

Donated by: Rabbi Matthew H. Simon.

Due 08/10/21

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All copies at B'nai Israel Congregation are out and the next copy is due back 08/10/21

ISBN:

978-0-345-81552-1 (paperback)

ISBN:

978-0-345-81552-1 (paperback)

LC Call No:

PS8553A783Y532016

Author:

Barwin, Gary, author.

Title:

Yiddish for pirates : a novel : being an account of Moishe the captain, his meshugeneh life & the astounding adventures, his Sarah, the horizon, books & treasure, as told by Aaron, his African grey / by Gary Barwin.

Edition:

Vintage Canada edition.

Physical:

340 pages ; 21 cm.

ContentType:

text txt rdacontent.

MediaType:

unmediated n rdamedia.

CarrierType:

volume nc rdacarrier.

Notes:

"Vintage Canada edition, 2016"--Title page verso.

Notes:

"Originally published in hardcover by Random House Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, in 2016"--Title page verso.

Summary:

"Set in the years around 1492, 'Yiddish for Pirates' tells the story of Moishe, a young man who, enchanted by maps and seeking adventure, leaves the shtetl to join a ship's crews. There he meets Aaron, our ribald yet philosophical parrot narrator who becomes his near-constant companion. With a beakful of Yiddish jokes, this wisecracking bird guides us through a swashbuckling world of exploits on the high seas, from exploration and daring escapes to piracy, revenge and the ultimate search for the Fountain of Youth. A post-colonial satire filled with Kabbalistic hijinks, this is also a tender love story between Moishe and his true love, Sarah, and between Arron and his 'shoulder, ' Moishe."--Page 4 of cover.

Subject:

Pirates--Fiction.

Subject:

Treasure troves--Fiction.

Subject:

Fountain of youth (Legendary place)--Fiction.

Subject:

Parrots--Fiction.

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