The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice This is a mature and moving record of human experience of a father possessed by his hopes for his only son of a son who rebels against his father s ideals yet sacrifices himself to preserve what his f

  • Title: The Sacrifice
  • Author: Adele Wiseman
  • ISBN: 9780770502539
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • This is a mature and moving record of human experience of a father possessed by his hopes for his only son of a son who rebels against his father s ideals yet sacrifices himself to preserve what his father most prizes and of a grandson who must learn to reconcile the flaws in his inheritance The almost Biblical story is embodied in the lives of everyday people AbrahaThis is a mature and moving record of human experience of a father possessed by his hopes for his only son of a son who rebels against his father s ideals yet sacrifices himself to preserve what his father most prizes and of a grandson who must learn to reconcile the flaws in his inheritance The almost Biblical story is embodied in the lives of everyday people Abraham the butcher, Isaac the tailor, Moses the music student They are surrounded by a flesh and blood supporting cast, both comic and pathetic the women they love, the loyal confidant, the local busybody, the people they work and worship with and fight with, who emerge as vivid individuals It is a work of broad humanity, full of lively humor, without a grain of cynicism, completely genuine and touching It received the Governor General s Award for Fiction in 1956.

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    1. For a review in Dutch, see message 26 of the Autumn challenge of the Netherlands & Flanders group.This book is definitely worth a read! The further I read this book, the higher my rating became: I went from three stars to four and by the time I'd finished it had become five stars. I'm not going to comment on the story itself other than to say that it describes the hardships of a Jewish emigrant family in Canada at the beginning of the 20th century. I had been wondering how the author would e [...]

    2. Brilliantly written – characters, setting, plot are all fantastic. Every event, statement, and conflict is nuanced. I was impressed by the characters: not one was flatly drawn and most were interesting. It may be the finest 'immigrant narrative' novels I've ever read. This is easily on par with Mordecai Richler's best and best-known works, but this has a far, far more subdued tone. This fine novel was not particularly cynical, grand, or hilarious – just unnervingly realistic, and I have no c [...]

    3. This book was first published in 1956 as a first novel for Adele Wiseman who has since died, in 1992. Anne Michaels, in her Afterword for the book's 2001 publishing, has described Adele as writing as though she knows her characters intimately, and describes them as "full-bodied, human, as large and as small as life." I found that this is indeed what makes the book such a good read. In the tradition of her Jewish heritage, she 'recreates, through the lives of Jewish immigrants in a Central Canadi [...]

    4. I read that beautiful novel in one sittingat's how much I liked it. Wiseman's words are eloquently chosen, her ideas beautifully put, and her fiction is just plain entrancing. A new favorite.

    5. Very disjointed read. I couldn't even finish reading this book, which I felt bad about because it was a selection for my book club. I was actually quited interested in reading it initially as I live in Winnipeg and thought the topic was relevant and would bring some insight around the lives of Jewish immigrants in north end Winnipeg. I think if the novel had been written like a story instead of jumping all over the place, it would have been enjoyable and held the reader's attention.

    6. Some adult content. I never really connected with this one. A novel that is set in a kind of quasi-Winnipeg. The main character is about as likeable as Alex in Under the Ribs of Death, which is to say, not very likeable.

    7. This book took me forever to finish. I really liked Wiseman's writing style, but I was not motivated to move forward in the novel to find out what would become of Abram and Isaac. I really wanted to like the novel, but it just didn't ever really happen.

    8. Moving story of Jewish immigrant life in early 20th-century Canada. This narrative of a family struggling to adapt to life in a strange country moves through generations toward its violent and tragic conclusion. The Sacrifice is a mesmerizing novel. Winner of the Governor General's Award in 1956.

    9. The summary of the book is wrong. It's nothing similar to the story. people who rated should have noticed it too. The story is about a Jewish immigrant.

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