Enemies: A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
“One is forever suspended between laughter and tears by this rich and marvelous novel.” —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
Almost before he knows it, Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, has three wives: Yadwiga, the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis; Masha , his beautiful and neurotic true love; and Tamara, his first wife, miraculously returned from the dead. Astonished by each new complication, and yet resigned to a life of evasion, Herman navigates a crowded, Yiddish New York with a sense of perpetually impending doom.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1988