The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon

In an alternate reality where Jewish refugees found sanctuary in Alaska during World War II, the book follows a homicide detective in the Yiddish-speaking metropolis of Sitka as he investigates the murder of a former chess prodigy. The detective's quest takes him from the city's seedy underbelly to the highest echelons of power, and he uncovers a vast conspiracy that threatens the very existence of the Jewish homeland in Alaska. The novel is a blend of detective fiction, alternate history, and Jewish humor.

The 3302nd greatest book of all time


Published
2007
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
414-432
Words
110,000
Original Language
English

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