Yiddish for Pirates: A Novel Being an Account of Moishe the Captain, His Meshugeneh Life & Astounding Adventures, His Sarah, the Horizon, Books & Treasure as Told By Aaron, His African Grey -by Gary Barwin -signed ( Gray Parrot )

By: Barwin, Gary (signed)

Price: $33.68 CAD

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Book Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine wxample, in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed and inscribed by the author "For Laur'Ann Gary Barwin", Barwin has also drawn a bubble/balloon above the ship illustration on the title page and penned "yarr!', ---"Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and nominated for the Governor-General's Award for Literature, a hilarious, swashbuckling yet powerful tale of pirates, buried treasure and a search for the Fountain of Youth, told in the ribald, philosophical voice of a 500-year-old Jewish parrot. --- Set in the years around 1492, Yiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who becomes his near-constant companion. --- From a present-day Florida nursing home, this wisecracking yet poetic bird guides us through a world of pirate ships, Yiddish jokes and treasure maps. But Inquisition Spain is a dangerous time to be Jewish and Moishe joins a band of hidden Jews trying to preserve some forbidden books. He falls in love with a young woman, Sarah; though they are separated by circumstance, Moishe's wanderings are motivated as much by their connection as by his quest for loot and freedom. When all Jews are expelled from Spain, Moishe travels to the Caribbean with the ambitious Christopher Columbus, a self-made man who loves his creator. Moishe eventually becomes a pirate and seeks revenge on the Spanish while seeking the ultimate booty: the Fountain of Youth. --- This outstanding New Face of Fiction is filled with Jewish takes on classic pirate tales--fights, prison escapes, and exploits on the high seas--but it's also a tender love story, between Moishe and Sarah, and between Aaron and his "shoulder," Moishe. Rich with puns, colourful language, post-colonial satire and Kabbalistic hijinks, Yiddish for Pirates is also a compelling examination of mortality, memory, identity and persecution from one of this country's most talented writers."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo /// SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: Yiddish for Pirates: A Novel Being an Account of Moishe the Captain, His Meshugeneh Life & Astounding Adventures, His Sarah, the Horizon, Books & Treasure as Told By Aaron, His African Grey -by Gary Barwin -signed ( Gray Parrot )

Author Name: Barwin, Gary (signed)

Illustrator: C M Butzer Cover Art

Categories: Canadian Literature Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Penguin Random House, 2016, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2016

ISBN Number: 0345815513

ISBN Number 13: 9780345815514

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Type: NOT Price Clipped

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Size: 6.25w x 9.5h Inches

Seller ID: 165973

Keywords: Barwin, Gary (signed), Hamilton Ontario Author