1991 City of Toronto Book Award Finalist
In this searing novel of family, grief, and memory, a Canadian Jewish family is flung back together by the loss of one of its members at the hands of a drunken driver. The bereaved must now strive to keep alive the memory of Esther Persky—sister, wife and mother.
Next of Kin, by Marianne Langner Zeitlin [Cloth]
Next of Kin
Marianne Langner Zeitlin
ISBN 0-939010-16-X (cloth)
5½ x 8
The author brings us so completely into her characters’ lives that we cannot help but care about every occurrence.
“Highly recommended for fiction collections." — Library Journal
“Through detailed description, the author has drawn a convincing portrait of a family shaken by tragedy.” — Quill & Quire (Canada)
“Next of Kin grapples with important moral issues, and its arguments, counterbalanced and genuinely probing, are those best made in fiction.” — Jewish Forward
“Wrenching in its sorrow.” — Los Angeles Times
“Zeitlin gives a real sense of what it meant to be a rabbi’s daughter during and after the Holocaust in Toronto. Interspersing these richly detailed reminiscences are stark police and medical reports of the accident.” — Toronto Star
“This is more than fiction, it is heartfelt eulogy.” — Rocky Mountain News
“A jewel of a book published by a jewel of a press.” — Peter Solomon, WMMR-AM (Phil.)