THE FORGOTTEN SINGER is a firsthand account of the tumultuous life of Esther Singer Kreitman - the forgotten sister of I.J. and Isaac Bashevis Singer.
THE FORGOTTEN SINGER: THE EXILED SISTER OF I. J. AND ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER is made up of 46 evocative snapshots that portray what life was like for Esther Singer Kreitman, an important writer living in the shadow of her famous brothers. It’s also a meditation on the mother-son relationship, a failed marriage, and life as a Jew in the interwar period. Carr’s writing is urgent, irreverent, timely, and unaffected, proving it’s never too late to celebrate an unsung hero of the written word.
Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Essays. Jewish Studies. Women’s Studies.
"A son’s memoir written in penetrating vignettes, THE FORGOTTEN SINGER is engaging in its intensity" - Foreword Reviews
"moving... worthy insights into Kreitman’s psyche" - Publisher's Weekly