Enemies, A Love Story

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux



Trade Paperback

288 Pages



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In this novel, Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, suddenly finds that has three wives: Yadwiga, the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis; Masha, his beautiful and neurotic true love; and Tamara, his first wife, miraculously returned from the dead. Astonished by each new complication, and yet resigned to a life of evasion, Herman navigates a crowded, Yiddish New York with a sense of perpetually impending doom.


Praise for Enemies, A Love Story

"One is forever suspended between laughter and tears by this rich and marvelous novel."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

"Isaac Bashevis Singer is a rare pleasure . . . A literary genius."—San Francisco Chronicle

"Singer writes with a love and passion unequaled in contemporary fiction."—The Washington Post Book World

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  • Isaac Bashevis Singer

  • Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's books, and memoirs. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.