Digging Singer’s The Magician of Lublin, a precursor to his Enemies, A Love Story. Magician is more folksy, more humane so far; it takes place in Poland before the wars, and Yasha seems less conflicted than Herman Broder.
Singer is a natural writer, and his prose never feels forced or put-on. He breaks a bunch of silly narrative “rules” that bad writers tend to adhere to, he is never boring, his sentences are never dull. Small and fleeting characters are robust; Singer gives them interesting things to say and do.