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A Replacement Life

Boris Fishman

Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, "didn't suffer in the exact way" he needs to have suffered to qualify for the restitution the German government has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. But suffer he has-as a Jew in the war; as a second-class citizen in the USSR; and as an immigrant to America. High-minded Slava wants to put all this immigrant scraping behind him. Only the American Dream is not panning out for him. Slava's turn as the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that not every fact is the truth, and not every lie a falsehood. Intoxicated and unmoored by his inventions, Slava risks exposure. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that finally grants him a sense of home in America, but not before collecting a price from his family.

Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, "didn't suffer in the exact way" he needs to have suffered to qualify for the restitution the German government has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. But suffer he has-as a Jew in the war; as a second-class citizen in the USSR; and as an immigrant to America. High-minded Slava wants to put all this immigrant scraping behind him. Only the American Dream is not panning out for him. Slava's turn as the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that not every fact is the truth, and not every lie a falsehood. Intoxicated and unmoored by his inventions, Slava risks exposure. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that finally grants him a sense of home in America, but not before collecting a price from his family.
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Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, "didn't suffer in the exact way" he needs to have suffered to qualify for the restitution the German government has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. But suffer he has-as a Jew in the war; as a second-class citizen in the USSR; and as an immigrant to America. High-minded Slava wants to put all this immigrant scraping behind him. Only the American Dream is not panning out for him. Slava's turn as the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that not every fact is the truth, and not every lie a falsehood. Intoxicated and unmoored by his inventions, Slava risks exposure. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that finally grants him a sense of home in America, but not before collecting a price from his family.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

10h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

41:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

40:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:37