Danny Hoch takes on this contemporary satire of the Hebrew folk figure called a golem--but this one lives in Brooklyn, rather than Eastern Europe. When Brooklyn-born-and-bred Len Bronstein, a secularly Jewish art teacher, molds a nine-foot golem from clay, he finds he's got his hands full. Former Hasid Miri Apfelbaum joins them to translate the golem's heavily accented Yiddish into English. The trio set out to right 21st century injustice against Jews. Hoch adopts a host of accents that stereotype characters who range from Brooklyn to Eastern Europe, from Scandinavia to backwoods Kentucky. Hoch interlaces offensive language with caricatures of Jews, white supremacists, and scam artists. To top it off, Hoch's evenly paced narration is frequently marred by mispronounced words. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2024]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593822517 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593822524 $76.00
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