Family Fictions by Richard Hall

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The Schanbergs, a tight-knit Jewish clan, split off from the rest of the family and head for another life under a different name in the suburbs of New York City. Spanning 30 years, and moving from Manhattan to Harvard to a farm in upstate New York, this powerful tale of disguised lives and public masks shows us the consequences of denying ethnic and sexual identity to escape bigotry.
 

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Published June 1, 1991 by Viking. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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An intergenerational saga (1930's-60's) about a Jewish family that denies its Jewishness until a homosexual son comes out of both the religious and sexual closet.

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