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Nine folds make a paper swan / Ruth Gilligan.

By: Gilligan, Ruth [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2017Copyright date: �2016Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 366 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781941040492; 1941040497 :.Other title: 9 folds make a paper swan.Subject(s): Jews -- Ireland -- Fiction | Immigrants -- Ireland -- Fiction | Mute persons -- Fiction | Women journalists -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Ireland -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823/.92 Summary: "At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from Lithuania in search of a better life in America, only to land on the Emerald Isle instead. In 1958, a mute Jewish boy locked away in a mental institution outside of Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with a man consumed by the story of the love he lost nearly two decades earlier. And in present-day London, an Irish journalist is forced to confront her conflicting notions of identity and family when her Jewish boyfriend asks her to make a true leap of faith. These three arcs, which span generations and intertwine in revelatory ways, come together to tell the ... story of Ireland's all-but-forgotten Jewish community"--Amazon.com.
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Originally published: London : Atlantic Books, 2016.

"At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from Lithuania in search of a better life in America, only to land on the Emerald Isle instead. In 1958, a mute Jewish boy locked away in a mental institution outside of Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with a man consumed by the story of the love he lost nearly two decades earlier. And in present-day London, an Irish journalist is forced to confront her conflicting notions of identity and family when her Jewish boyfriend asks her to make a true leap of faith. These three arcs, which span generations and intertwine in revelatory ways, come together to tell the ... story of Ireland's all-but-forgotten Jewish community"--Amazon.com.

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