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Call Me Ishtar

Rhoda Lerman

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1141-9
Trim Size: 5 3/8" x 8"
Paperback
Overlook Press
4/18/17

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"Lerman equals [Roth] in his own good game―the Jewish absurd." ―The New York Times

A “bouncy, tongue-in-cheek” (Kirkus) satire on gender politics, Call Me Ishtar is the outrageous manifesto of a Goddess determined to right the wrongs of the 3000 year-old patriarchy.

She is Ishtar: Mother Goddess, Queen of Heaven, Angel of Death, and Whore of Babylon, and, returning to earth in this most recent incarnation, suburban housewife and sexual subversive. Gallivanting through upstate New York, Ishtar breaks into a Hostess factory to taint its products, catapults a rock band to stardom via satanic rituals, and rises from the coffin at her own funeral.


Rhoda Lerman (1936–2015) is the author of several critically-praised novels and works of nonfiction. In 2014, her works were heavily featured in The Shelf by Phyllis Rose. Lerman’s novel Eleanor, inspired by the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, was adapted into a one woman stage play, most recently starring Loretta Swit.

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