Book :: Call it Sleep

Call it Sleep
By: Henry Roth
Pages: 462
Published: 1934
Genre(s): Jewish
Historical Fiction
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David Schearl arrives in New York in his mother's arms to begin his new life as an immigrant in the 'Golden Land'. David is hated by his father an angry, violent man unable to find his niche in the New World but is fiercely loved and protected by his Yiddish-speaking mother. An innovative, multi-lingual novel, Call It Sleep subtly interweaves the overwhelming love between a mother and son with...

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Wow! I could not put this down...even though I did not like David!!

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67th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

75th on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books