When it was published last year, The New York Times Book Review hailed Blue as "at once a spiritual challenge and a gorgeous typographical object." With Green, Benjamin Zucker continues the challenge and the story of Abraham Tal, New York gem merchant and advice-giver to friends and neighbors in Greenwich Village.
And continuing, too, is the involving rich world of prismatic color Tal inhabits. His life may be outwardly unexceptional, but he has inherited of world of "voices" jostling one another for their say, their Talmudic commentary on the action. Borges, Breton, Monet, Melville, Elihu Yale, Shah Jahan, Jewish mystics, many others—all will be heard, emphatically, insistently, across the ages— crowding into Tal's "advice shop" on Hudson Street with news, with reports, with something important to say to Tal, and to us.
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Published January 7, 2001
by Overlook Hardcover.
Literature & Fiction.