Making the Rounds

· EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
4.0
11 reviews
Ebook
200
Pages
Eligible

About this ebook

A humorous, philosophical, and very weird collection of short stories.

...when a word decides to get up and leave your holy book?

...when you’re a mayor and your city is literally crumbling around you?

...when the evil Haman, villain of the Purim story, seems to have arisen from the dead to terrorize your town?

Eliezer ben-Avraham, wizard, Kabbalist, and kvetch, not only can but must help. Because he poked around in areas of forbidden knowledge, he is obliged to wander the world and use the powers he gained to perform good deeds—mitzvot—for anybody who asks, no matter how bizarre the task. Ably assisted by his trusty but cynical steed, Melech, Eliezer does what he can, although transforming into a bird and flying around is difficult when you have arthritis in your shoulder.

Eliezer’s adventures as he makes his rounds demonstrate how important it is to be generous with your gifts, even to the craziest goyim.

4.0
11 reviews
Third-party review
I enjoyed this book, was different than I expected once I started reading it. Love his horse!
Third-party review
The book at first seems to be a collection of short stories, which also fit into an overall larger plot. It was something I didn't haven't encountered before. A fresh way of looking at things.
Third-party review
This is very funny and way out. Isn't it good when brothers meet in unity! Psalm number 133 v1.

About the author

Allan Weiss was born in Montreal and lives in Toronto, where he teaches English and Humanities at York University. He has published over two dozen short stories, both mainstream and genre, in various periodicals and anthologies, including Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, Windsor Review, On Spec, and Tesseracts 4, 7, and 9. His story collection Living Room appeared in 2001.

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