Landsman by Peter Charles Melman audiobook

Landsman

By Peter Charles Melman
Read by Daniel Oreskes

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
11.02 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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In the summer of 1853, in Lafayette City, Louisiana, eleven-year-old Elias Abrams loses his mother to yellow fever. Grief-stricken and alone, he becomes embroiled in the street life of New Orleans. After Elias is falsely accused of a crime, and in order to escape arrest, he enlists in the Third Louisiana Regiment, where three thousand other Jews will ultimately fight for the Confederacy. Before long, though, Elias’ past catches up with him, and he realizes that he must face his demons, or lose the woman he loves.

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Summary

Summary

In the summer of 1853, in Lafayette City, Louisiana, eleven-year-old Elias Abrams loses his mother to yellow fever. Grief-stricken and alone, he becomes embroiled in the street life of New Orleans. After Elias is falsely accused of a crime, and in order to escape arrest, he enlists in the Third Louisiana Regiment, where three thousand other Jews will ultimately fight for the Confederacy. Before long, though, Elias’ past catches up with him, and he realizes that he must face his demons, or lose the woman he loves.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What could be more worth of praise than a novelist who takes something that everyone's already looked at and considers it from the other side of the telescope in a way that's both unique and mesmerizing...Peter Melman has crafted a sensitive, important story with a debut worth making a big fuss over.” M. J. Rose, author of  The Reincarnationist
“Much remains untold about the impact of Southern Jews in the Civil War; Landman invites us into this rich, lost world that once was, though the power of one man’s story.” Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South
“Melman’s tale is meticulously researched, but the details of his narrative—the lay of the Missouri and Arkansas battlefields, the rush and roar of battle, the delicate waltz and lingo of innocent young love—Only season it; they do not bury it…Landsman is an undeniably fine and absorbing first novel by a promising talent.” Oregonian
“At times ribald and always real, Melman creates a rich and authentic story.” Booklist
“Melman has mixed a sumptuous blend of all the elements of classic storytelling to create a profoundly satisfying work.” BookPage
Landsman is both eartly and mystic, with themes of patricide, betrayal, and hope brought to satisfying and human resolution.” BookSense

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English