Allen Lewis Rickman
"In the mid-eighteenth century, as new ideas ... begin to sweep the Continent, a young Jew of mysterious origins arrives in a village in Poland. Before long, he has changed not only his name but his persona; visited by what seem to be ecstatic experiences, Jacob Frank casts a charismatic spell that attracts an increasingly fervent following. In the decade to come, Frank will traverse the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires with throngs of disciples in his...
A magic-realism tale on an executed Polish Jew in World War II whose spirit rises from a mass grave and goes wandering. He has a conversation with the severed head of the soldier who shot him and meets the village rabbi, now a crow, who asks him to lead the others in the grave to safety.