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Ice Fire Water

(1999)
A Leib Goldkorn Cocktail
A novel by

 
 
"At once a travel tale, a historical meditation, a Holocaust revenge fantasy, and a bedroom farce." - D. T. Max, New York Times Book Review

Leib Goldkorn, aged musician, first appeared almost a quarter-century ago in The Steinway Quintet. Now Leib has replaced his magic flute with his phallus: it is love, longing, and the quest for sexual fulfillment that must stave off both his own death and the imminent destruction of the Jews. In Ice he rescues the celebrated skater Sonja Henie from Hitler's clutches. In Fire his paramour is Carmen Miranda. And in Water he engages in a South Sea Island intrigue with a famous swimming star of the 1940s. Meanwhile, in the present, Leib seeks consummation with three other inamoratas: Clara, his wife; Hustler model Miss Crystal Knight; and the critic Michiko Kakutani (causing a real-life literary scandal). In this "wickedly funny" (Elle) and no less heartbreaking novel, Leib Goldkorn emerges as one of American literature's most enduring, and endearing, creations. A New York Times Notable Book; a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year.

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Hardback Editions

October 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ice Fire Water: A Leib Goldkorn Cocktail
Author(s): Leslie Epstein
ISBN: 0-393-04804-7 / 978-0-393-04804-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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Paperback Editions

November 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ice Fire Water: A Leib Goldkorn Cocktail
Author(s): Leslie Epstein
ISBN: 0-393-32090-1 / 978-0-393-32090-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ice Fire Water: A Leib Goldkorn Cocktail: A Leib Goldcorn Cocktail
Author(s): Leslie Epstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA