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A Blessing on the Moon

(1997)
A novel by

 
 
Joseph Skibell's magical tale about the Holocaust - a fable inspired by fact - received unanimous nationwide acclaim when first published in 1997.

At the center of A Blessing on the Moon is Chaim Skibelski. Death is merely the beginning of Chaim's troubles. In the opening pages, he is shot along with the other Jews of his small Polish village. But instead of resting peacefully in the World to Come, Chaim, for reasons unclear to him, is left to wander the earth, accompanied by his rabbi, who has taken the form of a talking crow. Chaim's afterlife journey is filled with extraordinary encounters whose consequences are far greater than he realizes.

Not since art Spiegelman's Maus has a work so powerfully evoked one of the darkest moments of the twentieth century with such daring originality.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A work of striking originality." - J M Coetzee


Used availability for Joseph Skibell's A Blessing on the Moon

Hardback Editions

February 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Blessing on the Moon
Author(s): Joseph Skibell
ISBN: 0-316-64248-7 / 978-0-316-64248-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co
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January 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Blessing on the Moon
Author(s): Joseph Skibell
ISBN: 1-56512-179-1 / 978-1-56512-179-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blessing on the Moon
Author(s): Joseph Skibell
ISBN: 1-61620-018-9 / 978-1-61620-018-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Blessing on the Moon
Author(s): Joseph Skibell
ISBN: 1-56512-544-4 / 978-1-56512-544-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
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April 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Blessing on the Moon
Author(s): Joseph Skibell
ISBN: 0-425-16713-5 / 978-0-425-16713-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
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February 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Blessing On The Moon
Author(s): Joseph Skibell
ISBN: 0-349-10973-7 / 978-0-349-10973-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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Audio Editions

September 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Blessing on the Moon
Author(s): Joseph Skibell
ISBN: 1-61573-532-1 / 978-1-61573-532-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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September 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blessing on the Moon
Author(s): Joseph Skibell
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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September 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blessing on the Moon
Author(s): Joseph Skibell
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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September 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blessing on the Moon
Author(s): Joseph Skibell
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Blessing on the Moon
Author(s): Joseph Skibell
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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