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Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c1997.
256 p. ; 22 cm.
Death is merely the beginning of Chaim Skibelski's troubles. He is shot along with the other Jews of his small Polish village. But instead of resting peacefully in the World to Come, Chaim, for reasons unclear to him, is left to wander the earth, accompanied by his rabbi, who has taken the form of a talking crow. Chaim's afterlife journey is filled with extraordinary encounters whose consequences are far greater than he realizes.