The Last Mentsch (Inscribed by Author)

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Author: Peter Bayer
Publisher: Sun Dragon Press (2014)
Edition: First Edition
ISBN-10: 1927890020
ISBN-13: 9781927890028
Condition: Very Good. Lamination is slightly starting to lift along fore edges of covers. Previous bookseller's label fixed to inside of front cover. Internally clean and well bound.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 388
Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm

Weight: 0.65 kg
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The Last Mentsch is a work of historical fiction told by Yitzhak, the son of Theodore Isaacs. It covers a period of almost 125 years in a time of tumultuous political, economic and social change in Southern Africa.
A Jewish child is hustled out of Europe in the mid-nineteenth century to escape increasing waves of anti-Semitic ‘justice’ meted out in the ghettos and schtetls of Europe, and comes to South Africa.
"The Last Mentsch is a rich, poignant and often hilarious celebration of story-telling. It effortlessly combines the historical novel and the picaresque to create a portrait of South Africa's fledgling Jewish community, of the emergent nation and a range of endearing and infuriating eccentrics. It is among the most sweeping, audacious and lively novels every written about this country" - Professor Michael Titlestad University of the Witwatersrand.
Shortlisted for the 2013 European Union Literary Award, the judges said that the The Last Mentsch "...gallops us into a fast-paced roller coaster of immigrant survival ... superb!".

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