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  • Published: 8 December 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141040776
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 282
  • RRP: $22.99
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The Chosen


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Following a baseball game that nearly became a religious war, two Jewish boys become friends. Danny comes from the strict Hasidic sect that keeps him bound in centuries of orthodoxy. Reuven is brought up by a father patently aware of the twentieth century. Everything tries to destroy their friendship, but they use honesty with each other as a shield and it proves an impenetrable protection.

  • Pub date: 8 December 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141040776
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 282
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Chaim Potok

Chaim Potok was born in the Bronx in 1929. He graduated from Yeshiva University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, was ordained as a rabbi, and earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America. Potok's first novel, The Chosen, published in 1967, received the Edward Lewis Wallant Memorial Book Award and was nominated for the National Book Award. He died in 2002.

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