Fic­tion

After Anat­ev­ka

  • From the Publisher
May 16, 2017

Most actors imag­ine a back­sto­ry for the char­ac­ters they play. With After Anat­ev­ka , Al Sil­ber has done the oppo­site. After star­ring as Tzei­t­el in the most recent Broad­way revival of Fid­dler on the Roof and pre­vi­ous­ly play­ing Hodel in London’s West End, Al has writ­ten a book about what hap­pens after Hodel leaves the stage. The result is a sweep­ing his­tor­i­cal nov­el that imag­ines what hap­pens to the char­ac­ters of Fid­dler on the Roof after the cur­tain falls. In After Anat­ev­ka , Hodel takes cen­ter stage as she boards a train to Siberia to fol­low Social­ist-lean­ing fiancée Per­chik, who has been exiled to a labor camp for his sup­port of the resis­tance. But before Hodel and Per­chik can final­ly be togeth­er, they each face extra­or­di­nary hur­dles and adver­saries — both per­son­al and polit­i­cal — set on keep­ing them apart. After Anat­ev­ka is a love sto­ry for the ages set against a back­drop of some of the great­est vio­lence in Euro­pean history.

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