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The Red Magician by Lisa Goldstein
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Apr 28, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: fairy-and-folk-tale-retelling, historical-fantasy, favorite-fantasies
Read in November, 1998

A retelling of the classic Golem legend, set during the holocaust. The label "magic realism", which has become nearly meaningless most of the time, is well-applied here. Jewish folklore, Jewish magic and mysticism and wonder make this under-appreciated story one of the great fantasies of the last quarter century.
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