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Yiddish for pirates : a novel being an account of Moishe the Captain, his meshugeneh life & astounding adventures, his Sarah, the horizon, books & treasure, as told by Aaron, his African grey / by Gary Barwin.

Barwin, Gary, (author.).

Available copies

  • 10 of 12 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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0 current holds with 12 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Terrace Public Library BAR (Text) 35151001115203 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2021-05-08

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780345815521 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Vintage Canada edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Set in the years around 1492, Yiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who becomes his near-constant companion. From a present-day Florida nursing home, this wisecracking yet poetic bird guides us through a world of pirate ships, Yiddish jokes and treasure maps. But Inquisition Spain is a dangerous time to be Jewish and Moishe joins a band of hidden Jews trying to preserve some forbidden books. He falls in love with a young woman, Sarah; though they are separated by circumstance, Moishe's wanderings are motivated as much by their connection as by his quest for loot and freedom. When all Jews are expelled from Spain, Moishe travels to the Caribbean with the ambitious Christopher Columbus, a self-made man who loves his creator. Moishe eventually becomes a pirate and seeks revenge on the Spanish while seeking the ultimate booty: the Fountain of Youth."--From publisher.
Subject: Jews > Fiction.
Pirates > Fiction.
African gray parrot > Fiction.
Seafaring life > Fiction.
Sea stories.
Genre/Form: Adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.

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