This novel tells the story of Yasha Mazur, a talented and renowned 19th-century Jewish magician living in Poland. Yasha is a complex character, torn between his own desires and the expectations of his religious community. He leads a double life, juggling his career, his marriage, and his multiple affairs. As he grapples with his conflicting identities, Yasha is forced to confront his own moral failings and the consequences of his actions. His journey is one of self-discovery and redemption, offering a nuanced exploration of faith, love, and the human condition.
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- 41st on Kanon na koniec wieku (Canon at the end of the century) (Rzeczpospolita (newspaper))
- 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)