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The Holocaust Center presents 'A Replacement Life' author Boris Fishman


The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center (HMREC) is pleased to announce an upcoming reception with Boris Fishman, author of "A Replacement Life." The New York Times calls Fishman's novel, "bold, ambitious and wickedly smart." The reception with Fishman is free, open to the public, and will take place on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Holocaust Center.

Book clubs and individuals interested in reading the novel and attending the event are encouraged to RSVP to Bailey Robb at 407-628-0555 or brobb@holocaustedu.org. The free reception will include refreshments and after the discussion, Fishman will be available for book signing.

Boris Fishman

"A Replacement Life" is the story of a struggling 25-year-old writer who, after the death of his grandmother, turns to forgery. In 2006, the young writer, Slava Gelman, is called upon by his recently widowed grandfather to draft an elaborate story of escape from the Nazis. Gelman's grandmother was a Holocaust survivor, but his grandfather escaped long before the Holocaust. Gelman successfully and illegally obtains restitution for his grandfather using the fabricated story. When word of Gelman's success reaches the Russian immigrant community in Manhattan, Gelman's writing skills become highly demanded.

Book reviewer Patricia T. O'Connor explains, "The only problem with this novel is that its covers are too close together. I wanted more of Gelman, his bumpy love life, his venal grandfather, even Herr Barber."

The Holocaust Center would like to thank its event sponsor, GreenbergTraurig.

For more information on "A Replacement Life" visit: http://www.borisfishman.com.


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