All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir

By | November 21, 2019
All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir Author Shulem Deen
ISBN-10 1555977057
ISBN-13 9781555977054
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Graywolf Press
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Named one of forty three books to read before you die by theIndependent UK 2015 National Jewish Book Award Winner2016 Winner of the GLCA New Writers Award in NonfictionOne of Star Magazine s Fab 5 Can t Miss Entertainment Picks A moving and revealing exploration of Hasidic life and one man s struggles with faith family and communityShulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous As a member of the Skverers one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US he knows little about the outside world only that it is to be shunned His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow Deen s first transgression turning on the radio is small but his curiosity leads him to the library and later the Internet Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs until several years later his faith unravels entirely Now a heretic he fears being discovered and ostracized from the only world he knows His relationship with his family at stake he is forced into a life of deception and begins a long struggle to hold on to those he loves most his five children In All Who Go Do Not Return Deen bravely traces his harrowing loss of faith while offering an illuminating look at a highly secretive world

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