Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and

                   the Pittsburgh Jewish-Israeli Film Festival present


a reading of the acclaimed new novel,

                A Heaven of Others




by one of contemporary literature’s leading young voices,    

        Joshua Cohen


When a ten year-old Jewish boy is exploded on a Jerusalem street by a ten year-old Palestinian boy, he wakes up in a heaven no one in his tradition prepared him for, a heaven of others. Cohen's novel stands at the crossroads of a conflicted city, rich in word-play that both celebrates and dismantles tradition.


     "A breathless flight of controlled delirium, an exquisitely blasphemous tour of an afterlife where earth's dominion, in all its terror and glory, trumps the miraculous and overturns the world to come... It's a brave book that should earn its young author the reader's profound and enduring admiration."

                              -- Steve Stern, author of The Angel of Forgetfulness


                           Tuesday, March 25th @ 7:30pm

                       Kiva Han Café   South Craig Street

                          FREE Admission   light refreshments


Cosponsored by

Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh

Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh                                                                   

author photo © Ahron Weiner, 2007

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