By Michael Chabon
For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered within the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" shelter created within the wake of the Holocaust and the surprising 1948 cave in of the fledgling kingdom of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their very own little international within the Alaskan panhandle, a colourful and complicated frontier urban that strikes to the track of Yiddish. yet now the District is determined to revert to Alaskan regulate, and their dream is coming to an finish.
Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has sufficient difficulties with no being concerned concerning the upcoming Reversion. His lifestyles is a shambles, his marriage a destroy, his profession a catastrophe. And within the reasonable lodge the place Landsman has washed up, an individual has simply dedicated a murder—right below his nostril. while he starts to enquire the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, observe comes down from on excessive that the case is to be dropped instantly, and Landsman reveals himself contending with all of the robust forces of religion, obsession, evil, and salvation which are his heritage.
At as soon as a gripping whodunit, a love tale, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a singular merely Michael Chabon may have written.