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Title:Davita's Harp
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Ballantine Books
ISBN:0449911837
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Number of Pages:371
Category:Fiction, Jewish, Historical fiction, Judaism, Literature, Religion

Davita's Harp by Chaim Potok

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For Davita Chandal growing up in the New York of the s and s is an experience of joy and sadness Her loving parents both fervent radicals fill her with the fiercely bright hope of a new and better world But as the deprivations of war and depression take a ruthless toll Davita unexpectedly turns to the Jewish faith that her mother had long ago abandoned finding there both a solace for her questioning inner pain and a test of her budding spirit of independence br br br i From the Paperback edition i, David Lurie learns that all beginnings are hard He must fight for his place against the bullies in his Depression shadowed Bronx neighborhood and his own frail health As a young man he must start anew and define his own path of personal belief that diverges sharply with his devout father and everything he has been taught, Rivals anything Chaim Potok has ever produced It is a book written with passion about passion You re not likely to read anything better this year br THE DETROIT NEWS br Twenty years have passed for Asher Lev He is a world renowned artist living in France still uncertain of his artistic direction When his beloved uncle dies suddenly Asher and his family rush back to Brooklyn and into a world that Asher thought he had left behind forever br br br i From the Paperback edition i, Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom the Master of the Universe Asher Lev is an artist who is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels even when it leads him to blasphemy In this stirring and often visionary novel Chaim Potok traces Asher s passage between these two identities the one consecrated to God the other subject only to the imagination br br Asher Lev grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe But in time his gift threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores As it follows his struggle b My Name Is Asher Lev b becomes a luminous portrait of the artist by turns heartbreaking and exultant a modern classic