The World to Come

The World to Come

A Novel

Book - 2006
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A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents' living room. This work of art opens a door through which we discover his family's startling history--from an orphanage in Soviet Russia where Chagall taught to suburban New Jersey and the jungles of Vietnam.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393051070
Branch Call Number: FICTION HORN
Characteristics: 314 p. ; 25 cm


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A million-dollar painting by Marc Chagall is stolen from a museum. The unlikely thief is Benjamin Ziskind, a thirty-year-old quiz-show writer. As Benjamin and his twin sister try to evade the police, they find themselves recalling their dead parents - the father who lost a leg in Vietnam, the mot... Read More »

Benjamin Ziskind, a thirty-year-old quiz-show writer impetuously steals a Chagall painting he believes should rightly belong to his family.

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Jane60201 Mar 22, 2014

This was only an ok read. I think the author was trying to reproduce Chagall paintings as literature. Sometimes she succeeded but mostly she didn't/


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