June 1, 2010
June 1, 2010
Bittersweet story of a young man torn between a mother trying to erase her past and a father struggling to maintain his dignity in a less-than-savory business.
In Joshua Braff's (THE UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS OF JACOB GREEN) eminently satisfying sophomore novel, a conflicted Jewish kid must choose between peyos and tzitzis or ****** and ****** when his parents force him to decide whether to adopt the rigid codes of the Hasidic life or take over the family's ****** theater. Despite his adolescent hormones and burgeoning interest in photography, young David Arbus is understandably reluctant to inherit his father's ****** theater on Times Square, but he relents rather than pretending to profess to his mother's newfound devotion to Hasidism. Even as David's parents accept their irrevocable differences and agree to a divorce, and the theater begins to fail because of his father's stubborn refusal to update his salacious facilities, David valiantly tries to unite his family by serving as the bridge connecting their divergent lifestyles and beliefs.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: General, Society + Social Issues, Peoples + Cultures, Family + Friendship, Jewish, Conflicts + Dualities, Types of Characters
- Publisher: Algonquin Books
- Pages: 266
- Language: English
- Author: Joshua Braff
- Online Item #: 12323868
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-3396
- ISBN: 9781565125087
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported