Reading and Conversation with award-winning author Boris Fishman.
A Replacement Life – one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 and a frontcover rave in The New York Times Book Review.
Slava Gelman is a young Jewish-American magazine editor living in Brooklyn. When his grandmother—a Holocaust survivor—dies at the same time a letter arrives from the German government offering restitution, he is asked by his grandfather to take her story and forge an application on his behalf. Reluctantly, Slava agrees, and before long it seems that the entire Jewish community is at his door in search of similar services. As his clientele grows, it soon becomes clear that the only life Slava has trouble amending is his own.
Event Location: Brandeis University
415 South Street, Mandel Center for Humanities (Atrium), Waltham, Massachusetts, 02453