2014-07-25 · in Books · 95 words

I enjoyed this enough the first time that I lent it to several other people to read. And then when I wanted to read it again, I couldn't find my copy...

This is an alt-history detective novel, set in a Yiddish-speaking Jewish state in Alaska. The world's well-crafted and the writing's excellent, with Chabon's usual sensitivity to genre, character and speech. I would have liked to see a more ordinary solution to the mystery — but that's not really Chabon's style, I guess!

Good stuff, anyway.