From the book jacket:
A million-dollar painting by Marc
Chagall is stolen from a museum. The
unlikely thief is Benjamin Ziskind, a
thirty-year-old quiz-show writer. As
Benjamin and his twin sister try to evade
the police, they find themselves recalling
their dead parents - the father who lost a
leg in Vietnam, the mother who created
children's books - and their stories about
trust, loss, and betrayal.
What is true, what is fake, what does it mean? Eighty years before the theft, these questions haunted Chagall and the enigmatic Yiddish fabulist Der Nister ("The Hidden One"), teachers at a school for Jewish orphans. Both the painting and the questions will travel through time to shape the ...
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