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The Muse of Ocean Parkway and Other Stories

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"[A] haunting and exhilarating story collection of the first order. The prose is luminous and passionate, the characters quietly heroic, the themes complex and resonant, and the plots faithful to the ambiguities of life."—John Dufresne

Not since The Magic Barrel have I read a short story collection that delivers such lacerating wit and tempered realism. Jacob Lampart's stor
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Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by New Rivers Press
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Kelly
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Muse of Ocean Parkway

The obvious theme throughout Jacob Lampert’s short stories is of the Jewish culture and lifestyles. Although it took me about three stories in and a glance through the other stories to see this theme, it is still pretty obvious!

The underlying themes are those of human emotions and complexities. Grief and suffering as is the character’s Jewish faith or even the lack there of.

Lampert is an excellent writer that evokes emotion from the reader and creates a connection to the ch
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Dallas Athent
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am having a blast reading this collection of stories. It's a must read for people obsessed with the various and diverse cultures in New York.
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