RARA-AVIS: Re: Cynthia Ozick

From: Gerald So ( gso@optonline.net)
Date: 30 Sep 2004

> Interesting to see Ozick's name pop up. I am not
> familiar with her but saw a book at a local used
> bookstore, Caveat Emptor, that had a short story by
> here called "The Shawl" that was described as brutal,
> so I picked it up. I haven't read it yet so I can't
> say if it's hardboiled or noir. There's also a
> novella in it, too.
> miker

I've read one novel by Ozick, THE PUTTERMESSER PAPERS, which was magical realism. A scholarly woman wishes for a daughter; the wish winds up creating a female golem that grows into a clone of herself.

It was actually a collection of stories woven into a single tale.


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