This hilarious novel is an inside portrait of orthodox, post-Holocaust Judaism in a place that it never expected to be. It's the story of Yoine Levkes, boy hasid of the Canadian Prairies, his refugee parents...confronted with dying people, an ailing culture, the perils of near orphanhood, the allures of Sabina Mandelbroit...too religious to be normal and too normal not to realise this...Humour, satire, irony...and more. It's all here in Michael Wex's first and only novel - "Shlepping the Exile" which has also been published in German - but, of course, by a Swiss publisher! Wex has become a cult-figure in Europe, the Catskill Mountains and throughout North America with his monologues, stand up comedy performances, and his irreverent look at contemporary society. He launched his stand-up comedy act in a nightclub in KarlMarxStadt - East Germany, of course!
Used availability for Nancy Kilpatrick's Reborn
January 1994 : Canada Paperback
October 1998 : UK Paperback
April 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
August 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition