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The Gift of Asher Lev portrays Asher in the aftermath of his exile from the Ladover Hasidic community. Since then he has married Devorah and fathered two children: Rocheleh and Avrumel. Against a montage of significant minor characters, the book focuses on Asher, now a prominent and respected (though often hated) artist. At the novel's beginning, Asher acknowledges that his critics may be right in stating that his art tends to repeat itself. And even as these critiques are being published, Asher's life begins to imitate his art. He sees himself in his own cycle, retreading ground he thought he had left.

When he returns to Brooklyn from France for his uncle's funeral, he is persuaded to remain for two months, during which time he learns that his uncle has willed him a priceless art collection (which creates great family dissension) and that Asher's parents and the revered...

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