Isaac B. Singer's typewriter worked as a time machine.
Seventeenth century, Poland.
an extremely believable choral portrait of superstitious dwellers in a Jewish shtetl in the middle of nowhere.
-horns and drums-
the Messiah (he will show up himself).
being the first novel Singer ever wrote (he was still in Poland at that time), there are just some minor details in style he would have written in a better way in the following years.
this is what I call a hard reading, but once you insist with it, "Satan in Goray" will be probably rewarding.