Amos Lassen reviews ‘Prodigal Children in the House of G-D’ by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
A review of ‘Prodigal Children in the House of G-D’ by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub was published by ‘Reviews by Amos Lassen’. The reviewer says, ‘With a background in poetry, it is no surprise that Taub’s prose is lyrical with each word carefully chosen. It is amazing to read what he is able to share in just a few words and/or sentences.’
In her review, Amos Lassen says that this is one of those books which are very special to her and always have a space on her desk. The book is about families and communities mostly evolving from ultra-orthodox Jewish or queer perspectives. The protagonist in the story is narrating the different changes in their lives due to the religious traditions. This a book that escalates the references to specific locations, the stories that vibrate in the mysterious present with the connection from the past that threatens to engulf.
The book includes two pairs of stories and the author of six volumes brings a quiet lyricism to his debut collection of short stories. In one of the stories, an old woman remembers a long forgotten love. The other story depicts a change in the lives of a mother and a daughter. A note on transformation, pronunciation and a glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms appear at the end of the book.
The author, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub is the author of six books. He was honoured by the Museum of Jewish Heritage as an emerging artist and has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize. Twice for the best of the Net Award and he is also the recipient of 2012 Yiddish Book Center translation prize for Oedipus.
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