Fabulous Small Jews by Joseph Epstein

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In Fabulous Small Jews, the best-selling author Joseph Epstein has produced eighteen charming, magical, and finely detailed stories. They are populated by lawyers, professors, scrap-iron dealers, dry cleaners, all men of a certain age who feel themselves adrift in the radically changed values of the day. Epstein's richly drawn characters are at various crossroads and turning points in their lives: bitter Seymour Hefferman, who anonymously sends scathing postcards to writers until he gets caught; Moe Bernstein, who, inspired by his grandson, decides to attend to his own health after long delay; divorcé Artie Glick, who wants to marry his pregnant girlfriend. Fabulous Small Jews is a marvelous collection from a master of the short form.
 

About Joseph Epstein

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JOSEPH EPSTEIN is the author of the best-selling Snobbery and of Friendship, among other books, and was formerly editor of the American Scholar. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and other magazines. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
 
Published July 6, 2004 by Mariner Books. 353 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(July 7)Forecast:The wide audience who enjoyed Epstein's insights into human nature in Snobbery will find him equally acute here.

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In "The Executor," one of 18 masterful short stories in Joseph Epstein's "Fabulous Small Jews," the narrator describes a literary critic he has known for years: "If a single word described his manner, character, even style, that word was 'resignation.' He was resigned to the cards life had deal...

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Fabulous Small Jews is Joseph Epstein's second collection of short stories, following The Goldin Boys, which was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times in 1992.

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