Author Nathan Englander Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson ISBN 9781474611039 EAN 9781474611039 Bic Code Cover Paperback
Larry is an atheist in a family of Orthodox Brooklyn Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for 11 months. To the horror and dismay of his mother and sisters, Larry refuses – thus imperilling the fate of his father’s soul. To appease them, and in penance for failing to mourn his father correctly, he hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called Kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest.