Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for fiction and the Sophie Brody Award for Outstanding Achievement in Jewish Literature, Manseau’s first novel has been called “a living, breathing… terrific book,” by Kirkus Reviews; “rich, ironic, darkly picaresque,” by Publishers Weekly; and a “thrilling tale of secrets and revelations… reminiscent of Isaac Bashevis Singer,” in a Booklist starred review. Junot Diaz says: “An extraordinary novel… one of literature’s most stunning achievements.” Listen to Peter discuss Songs with NPR’s Scott Simon. Read an excerpt from the novel here on Killing the Buddha. More books from Peter Manseau.