professornana (professornana) wrote,

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Blood will tell

Anti-Semitism is alive and well in New York in the 1920s in BLOOD LIE by Shirley Reva Vernick (Cinco Puntos Press 2011). Jack Pool and his family run a store in town. People are pleasant enough to their faces, but behind their backs, their true feelings and fears surface. When a local child disappears, the man who runs the diner helps spread a rumor that the Jews use children in human sacrifices for their holiday celebrations. Perhaps the missing girl has fallen victim to the needs for blood sacrifice? <537>

Based on some real life incidents, this is a frightening examination of the power of gossip, lies, innuendo, and prejudice.
Tags: anti-semitism, prejudice
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