Andrew Barovick is a longtime New York attorney who represents plaintiffs in products liability, personal injury, and medical malpractice cases. An avid reader, Andrew Barovick particularly enjoys the works of J.D. Salinger and Michael Chabon.
Michael Chabon is well known for novels such as The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and Telegraph Avenue. His work The Yiddish Policemen’s Union is an alternate-history mystery that begins in the classic noir tradition.
Meyer Landsman is a police officer in Sitka, Alaska, which, in this alternate scenario, was set up as a refuge for Jewish people following World War II and the collapse of Israel. As is typical of a Chabon novel, the story branches out from there. On the political level, the plot follows the imminent reversion of the Federal District of Sitka to the rule of the United States. On a personal level, Landsman becomes embroiled in the case of a hotel murder linked to a powerful Jewish sect. The 2007 book was critically acclaimed and described by critics as combining fantasy and nostalgic, contemporary, and mythological elements.