The Book of Esther by Emily Barton

The Book of Esther by Emily Barton

From Tablet Magazine Can Jewish Fairy Tales Have Happy Endings? Emily Barton’s ‘richly imagined’ new novel ‘The Book of Esther’ projects fantasies of Jewish power onto a Tolkien-like land By Adam Kirsch Jewish writers have had an ambivalent relationship with the fantasy genre. It was primarily American Jews who created the comic-book superheroes, like Superman and Batman, who now dominate the screens and the imaginations of the globe. Despite the…