Jewish Journal

Search our Archives!

Email to a Friend

Books: Englander taps Kafkaesque isolation in ‘Special Cases’

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/books_englander_taps_kafkaesque_isolation_in_special_cases_20070511

Nathan Englander's new novel, "The Ministry of Special Cases" (Alfred A. Knopf), begins on a dark night in a dangerous time: "Jews bury themselves the way they live, crowded together, encroaching on one another's space. The headstones were packed tight, the bodies underneath elbow to elbow and head to toe.

Recipient email:
Your email:
What's this word?