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Author: John J. Clayton Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483057156

Publisher Description

High-tech entrepreneur Michael Kuperman has discovered that a powerful American corporation has been selling chemical weapons abroad illegally. What must he do with this knowledge? Ultimately, the Kuperman family must flee Boston and hide their identity. Dealing with danger soon changes their life as a family.

Kuperman struggles with his heritage as a Jew. Wishing he could hide in a sentimental version of his heritage, he becomes aware of its passion for justice and remembers moments from his ancestors’ past that have made survival possible. In a direct, literal way, the legacy of his grandfather protects him and his family in their immediate danger.

Kuperman’s Fire both celebrates the miracle of our survival and insists on our responsibility to face evil and continue the miracle.

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Quotes

  • “Clayton adroitly combines thriller elements with one man's particular, but resonant, Jewish legacy…His morality tale effectively explores the courage, costs, and rewards involved in putting others first.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Anthony Heald superbly narrates this complex story. He provides accurate Hebrew pronunciations, a perfect Yiddish accent, and great voices for the many characters….All the characters are complicated and flawed, and the story is compelling…[with] plenty of action and danger to satisfy interested listeners.”

    - AudioFile

Awards

  • AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

John J. Clayton is a writer, critic, and teacher who has published two novels and two collections of fiction, all to critical acclaim. His collection Radiance was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 1998. He lives in Western Massachusetts, where he teaches literature and creative writing.

About the Narrator

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. Heald has also won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.