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The Slaughterman's Daughter Reviews

The Slaughterman's Daughter by Yaniv Iczkovits, Orr Scharf

The Slaughterman's Daughter

The Avenging of Mende Speismann by the Hand of her Sister Fanny

Yaniv Iczkovits, Orr Scharf

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1 review

Imprint: MacLehose Press
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 7 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9780857058270

An epic historical adventure novel - 'Fiddler on the Roof' with a startling dash of Tarantino - set in the Pale of Settlement during the final years of the Russian Empire.

5 stars out of 5
Nick Rennison
1 Mar 2020

"Stories nest inside stories, like Russian dolls"

The Slaughterman’s Daughter (MacLehose £18.99), an offbeat, picaresque novel by the Israeli author Yaniv Iczkovits, follows the fortunes of Fanny and the travelling companions who join her quest as they venture into the unknown. It is a narrative full of invention and surprises. Stories nest inside stories, like Russian dolls; memorable characters, from a ferryman with a mysterious past as an entire army’s saviour to an itinerant cantor with an unquenchable thirst for liquor, appear, vanish, then reappear. Iczkovits mixes real history, fable and the products of his imagination into an intoxicating, thoroughly enjoyable brew.