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Written by Chaim PotokAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Chaim Potok, Leonid SlepakAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Leonid Slepak, Vladimir SlepakAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Vladimir Slepak, Alexander SlepakAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alexander Slepak and Maria SlepakAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Maria Slepak

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On Sale: February 24, 2010
Pages: 272 | ISBN: 978-0-307-57551-7
Published by : Ballantine Books Ballantine Group
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"REMARKABLE . . . A WONDERFUL STORY."
--The Boston Globe

The father is a high-ranking Communist officer, a Jew who survived Stalin's purges. The son is a "refusenik," who risked his life and happiness to protest everything his father held dear. Now, Chaim Potok, beloved author of the award-winning novels The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, unfolds the gripping true story of a father, a son, and a conflict that spans Soviet history. Drawing on taped interviews and his harrowing visits to Russia, Potok traces the public and privates lives of the Slepak family: Their passions and ideologies, their struggles to reconcile their identities as Russians and as Jews, their willingness to fight--and die--for diametrically opposed political beliefs.

"[A] vivid account . . . [Potok] brings a novelist's passion and eye for detail to a gripping story that possesses many of the elements of fiction--except that it's all too true."
--San Francisco Chronicle
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Chaim Potok was born in the Bronx in 1929. He graduated from Yeshiva University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, was ordained as a rabbi, and earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America. Potok’s first novel, The Chosen, published in 1967, received the Edward Lewis Wallant Memorial Book Award and was nominated for the National Book Award. He died in 2002.

  • The Gates of November by Chaim Potok
  • September 08, 1997
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Ballantine Books
  • $14.95
  • 9780449912409

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