15 2020

The Way Back with author Gavriel Savit. FOR TEENS!

6:00PM - 7:00PM  


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Virtual Event via Zoom. Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, in partnership with Strelitz International Academy.

Amazon’s #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Jewish Fiction, longlisted for the National Jewish Book Award

Perfect for readers of Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman, a sweeping historical fantasy that follows two teens on a journey through the Far Country, a Jewish land of spirits and demons.

For the Jews of Eastern Europe, demons are everywhere: dancing on the rooftops in the darkness of midnight, congregating in the trees, harrowing the dead, even reaching out to try and steal away the living.  When the Angel of Death comes strolling through the shtetl of Tupik one night, two young people will be sent spinning off on a journey through the Far Country where they will declare war on Death himself, and maybe-- just maybe--find a way to make it back alive.


Gavriel Savit is an author and an actor whose award-winning writing for young adults has been featured on the New York Times Best Seller list and who has appeared on and off-Broadway, and on stages around the world.



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