Date(s) - June 6, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Boswell Book Company
Paul Goldberg: The Yid
Moscow, February 1953. A week before Stalin’s death, his final pogrom, “one that would forever rid the Motherland of the vermin,” is in full swing. Three government goons arrive in the middle of the night to arrest Solomon Shimonovich Levinson, an actor from the defunct State Jewish Theater. But Levinson, though an old man, is a veteran of past wars, and his shocking response to the
intruders sets in motion a series of events both zany and deadly as he proceeds to assemble a ragtag group to help him enact a mad-brilliant plot: the assassination of a tyrant.
Join author Paul Goldberg for a reading followed by a live interview with Stahl Center Director Joel Berkowitz about the role of Yiddish theatre, language, and culture, and other issues, in this fascinating debut novel.
Paul Goldberg is the editor and publisher of “The Cancer Letter” and co-author of a book about the American healthcare system, How We Do Harm. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and he has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, CNN, and NPR.