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Published by Penguin .
Written in English


Book details:

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Pagination369p.
Number of Pages369
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18958822M
ISBN 100140153691

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  Asher Lev is a world-renowned artist living with his young family in France. Still, he is unsure of his artistic direction. Success has not brought ease to his heart. Then Asher’s beloved uncle dies suddenly, and Asher and his family rush back to Brooklyn—and into a world that Asher thought he had left behind forever/5(24). Now, Chaim Potok’s beloved character returns to learn, to teach, to dream, in The Gift of Asher Lev. Twenty years have passed. Asher Lev is a world-renowned artist living with his young family in France. Still, he is unsure of his artistic direction. Success has not brought ease to his heart. This book also provides the deepest insights into Hasidism that I, a lapsed Episcopalian, have ever read. I have a deep respect for that tradition because of Potok and Asher Lev. Sacrifice is always a central storyline and in "The Gift of Asher Lev" not only is a sacrifice required but the sacrifice is wrapped in mystery and enigma. Delightful 5/5(5). In this sequel to My Name is Asher Lev (), the author of The Chosen () and Davita's Harp ()—as well as other fictional probes of the rich complexities of Jewish Orthodoxy—brings his protagonist artist back to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn from France. Asher had been "banished" 20 years before, and now once again he must exist between two apparently exclusive worlds: there Author: Chaim Potok.

The Gift of Asher Lev is a continuation of the story begun in My Name Is Asher Lev (), which ended with the self-exile of the young artist to France after the showing of his two crucifixion. The Gift of Asher Lev: Potok, Chaim: Books - Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Books . - Buy The Gift of Asher Lev: A Novel book online at best prices in India on Read The Gift of Asher Lev: A Novel book reviews & author details and more at . - Buy The Gift of Asher Lev book online at best prices in India on Read The Gift of Asher Lev book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s:

" Rivals anything Chaim Potok has ever produced. It is a book written with passion about passion. You're not likely to read anything better this year." THE DETROIT NEWSTwenty years have passed for Asher Lev. He is a world-renowned artist living in France, still uncertain of his artistic direction. When his beloved uncle dies suddenly, Asher and his family rush back to Brooklyn--and into a 4/5(9). The Gift Of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Asher Lev – narrator; a middle-aged painter and Ladover Jew who resides in the south of France. Devorah Lev – Asher's wife, an author of children's books. As a small child, Devorah was hidden in a Paris apartment for two years in order to evade the Nazi concentration camps, in which both of her parents : Chaim Potok.   The Gift of Asher Lev, Chaim Potok. New York: Ballantine Books, Summary: Asher Lev, exiled from a Brooklyn Hasidic community over a scandalous artwork portraying crucifixion, returns after twenty years with his family for the funeral of his uncle, only to find that he is being called upon to make a far greater sacrifice than the pain of exile.