The Yiddish Policemen's Union [Audiobook]

The Yiddish Policemen's Union [Audiobook]

The Yiddish Policemen's Union [Audiobook] by Michael Chabon
HarperAudio | 2007 | ISBN: 1419375768 | MP3@96 kbps | 12 hrs 41 mins | 522.8MB


The Yiddish Policemen's Union interweaves an homage to the stylish menace of 1940s noir with a bittersweet fable of identity, home and faith. It is a novel of colossal ambition and heart from former Pulitzer prize winner Michael Chabon.


What if, as Franklin Roosevelt proposed on the eve of World War II, a temporary Jewish settlement had been established on the Alaska panhandle? Roosevelt's plan went nowhere, but Chabon runs the idea into the present, back-loading his tale with a haunting history. Israel failed to get a foothold in the Middle East, and since the Sitka solution was only temporary, Alaskan Jews are about to lose their cold homeland.


The book's timeless refrain is 'It's a strange time to be a Jew'. Into this world arrives Chabon's Chandler-ready hero, Meyer Landsman, a drunken rogue cop who wakes in a flophouse to find that one of his neighbors has been murdered. With his half-Tlingit, half-Jewish partner and his sexy-tough boss, who also happens to be his ex-wife, Landsman investigates a fascinating underworld of Orthodox black-hat gangs and crime-lord rabbis.