Swimming Toward the Ocean

Swimming Toward the Ocean

Book - 2001
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Chenia Arnow is a Russian-Jewish immigrant in 1950s New York, a sharp-witted, Betty Grable look-alike whose accent and Old-World superstitions mask untapped passions and intellectual curiosity. Her husband Ruben is a handsome philanderer who has a knack for creating phony lawsuits. Their precocious daughter Devorah, tells-and often imagines-the richly involving story of their lives.
No one expects the devoted Chenia to fall under the spell of a lover of her own, but the Arnows' lives unfold in many surprises. In tart and seductive storytelling, Swimming Toward the Ocean follows husbands and wives and children through often shifting and misguided connections, illuminating the timeless patterns of immigrant life, and the search for love and a place in a new world.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, c2001
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed. --
ISBN: 9780385721769
0385721765
Branch Call Number: PB Glick 3558
Characteristics: 387 p

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