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Kafka in Bronteland

by Tamar Yellin

Beautifully written and constructed short stories - a meditation on being an outsider, an exile, threatened, assimilated but different, connected to others but alone. The whole human experience really.

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After the service they joined the women of the Ladies' Guild for kiddush over wine and cake. Mrs Rubin flirted with old Mr Bogdanski and the rabbi. The women of the Ladies' Guild pressed Julia to take jobs in hairdressing, pedicure, be an Avon lady.

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