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Author of "Klezmer: Tales of the Wild East" in book signing!, NYC, Nov 5

Monday, November 5, 2006, 8:00 PM: Joann Sfar, author of KLEZMER: BOOK 1: TALES OF THE WILD EAST (published by First Second Books). Internationally acclaimed graphic novelist Joann Sfar (author of THE RABBI'S CAT) will speak about his newest work, the ongoing saga of a wandering band of Jewish klezmer musicians in pre-World War II Eastern Europe. Following band leader Noah Davidovich and a misfit cast of characters, Sfar brings to mind both Isaac Bashevis Singer and Jewish folk tales with his loose, watercolor style and a dark, violent, but ultimately humanistic story of the itinerant klezmer musicians who performed at celebrations, festivals and cabarets. Fresh from a panel discussion at the 92nd Street Y, Sfar will use the more intimate setting of the McNally Robinson teahouse to answer questions and create conversation about the themes of his work. Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

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