Karpilove’s debut, an epistolary novel published when she was twenty-three, follows the tumultuous relationship between a small-town Jewish girl uprooted due to antisemitic violence and the dashing revolutionary who routinely disappoints her.
(1888–1956) was a prolific Yiddish author of novels and short stories.
“Karpilove’s sly, artful narrative is well-served by Jessica Kirzane’s lovely and confident translation.”
— Ellen Cassedy, translator of
On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash
Translated from the Yiddish by Jessica Kirzane