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Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse

Wolkenbruch’s Weird and Wonderful Journey into the Arms of a Shiksa

Published by Diogenes as Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse
Original Title: Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse

Everyone loves Wolkenbruch – over 140 live readings, and more than 150’000 copies sold. 

An insight into an unknown world, a touching and mischievous story, sprinkled with Yiddish wit and irresistible humour.

The young orthodox Jew Mordechai Wolkenbruch, Motti for short, has a problem: the women his mame presents as marriage candidates all look exactly like her. Not at all like Laura, his pretty fellow student at the University of Zurich. Sadly, though, she’s a shiksa: she wears trousers, has a well-formed backside (or tuches, as Motti’s mame would call it), drinks gin and tonic and uses unseemly expressions. 

Motti is riddled with doubt: is the path laid out for him really the right one? His obedience to his mame and her disturbing matchmaking methods starts to wane while his passion for Laura grows. Things take their course, and Motti soon comes to a preliminary conclusion: even shiksas have lost their marbles.


General Fiction
288 pages
2014

978-3-257-24280-5

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»Thomas Meyer’s coming-of-age novel in the style of Woody Allen is a story of religious emancipation – with reliably funny punchlines.«

 

Beate Tröger / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

»Language itself becomes an event in this novel, as it should in all good literature. It is lightness in writing.«

 

Thomas Widmer / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

»Thomas Meyer’s novel is an effervescent, dizzying and bold read, like non-kosher champagne.«

Alexandra Stäheli / Neue Zürcher Zeitung

»Thomas Meyer’s coming-of-age novel in the style of Woody Allen is a story of religious emancipation – with reliably funny punchlines.«

 

Beate Tröger / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

»Language itself becomes an event in this novel, as it should in all good literature. It is lightness in writing.«

 

Thomas Widmer / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

»Thomas Meyer’s novel is an effervescent, dizzying and bold read, like non-kosher champagne.«

Alexandra Stäheli / Neue Zürcher Zeitung
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