Where the Bird Sings Best

Where the Bird Sings Best

Book - 2015
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In this wildly imaginative, powerfully moving, "psychomagical" autobiography-cum-novel, Alejandro Jodorowsky tells the story of how his Ukrainian Jewish grandfather, his fiery wife, Teresa, and their four children moved to Chile under fake passports and assumed Christian identities, with only a half-kopek to their name and no idea how they'd forge their new lives. His book is a visionary family saga filled with ancestors both mythical and real including bee-covered relatives, women who commune with wolves, snake charmers, and militant anarchists. Where the Bird Sings Best owes its title to Jean Cocteau's reflection: "A bird sings best on its family tree."
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Restless Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781632060280
1632060280
Branch Call Number: FICTION JODOROW ALEJAND
Characteristics: 386 pages : 1 genealogy chart illustration ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Macadam, Alfred

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Jul 30, 2015

A fascinating, creative way to make the family history fun. The span from Russia to South America, and the real struggles or real people that came through the narrative kept my interest all the way through. I am not a big fan of magic realism, but still recommend the book.

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