The Chosen Frozen

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
Michael Chabon
HarperCollins, $26.95, 432 pp.

Michael Chabon is an all-out, full-throttle writer, audaciously ambitious in matters stylistic, thematic, and moral. His early stories and novels-densely realistic and blackly funny fiction set in a contemporary culture consumed by questions of sexual identity-began appearing in the late 1980s. By 2000, he had published his Pulitzer Prize-winning third novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, a joyride through the world of...

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Valerie Sayers, chair of the English Department at Notre Dame, is the author of six novels, including The Powers.