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This sequel to "My Name Is Asher Lev," finds the painter very successful and living with his family, a son and a daughter in France, and still practicing his orthodox religion. They go back to Williamsburgh in Brooklyn to the Chassidic community to visit his family. There the children become enmeshed in their roots. Asher's son is of particular interest to the chief rabbi, who is looking for someone to become his eventual successor. Asher's son is his choice, which will mean that the boy must stay in Brooklyn. Asher must choose whether to separate from his son for the sake of his religious group.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   religious Jew Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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