18 jewish stories

translated from 18 languages

A Place Nowhere 

Edited by Nora Gold

Academic Studies Press 2023

Review – excerpt

18 – Nora Gold

”Paradigm-shaping literary celebrities aside, 18 also encourages suggestive discoveries. Prior to picking up Gold’s volume, for instance, readers may never have encountered the Danish writer Birte Kont, whose masterful story, “A Place Nowhere,” features a student who boasts an impressive knowledge of Jewish history yet fails to engage with her own family history in any sustained or incisive manner. The interplay between this student’s recitation of the one and her uncovering of the other drives the narrative, replete with grand events and personal details, forward.”

David Wolpe – Los Angeles Rewiew of Books