1937. The gears of world war have begun to grind, but Inky Lautman, star point guard for the South Philadelphia Hebrew Association, America's greatest basketball team, is dealing with his own problems.
His coach has unwittingly incurred a massive gambling debt to the Bund, a group of American Nazis. His main basketball rival is self-righteously leading public protests against homegrown American fascism. And his girlfriend wants him to join a Jewish student organization that's all talk and no action. It's more than Inky can deliver. He just wants to play ball and occasionally beat people up for money.
When the Bund comes calling for what it’s owed, Inky has to make a stand for his ragtag bunch of teammates and the coach that got them into this mess. With the Bund closing in, Inky's game isn’t just basketball anymore. It becomes a battle that pits Jewish pride against Nazi fascism.
The tides of history are flowing against a guy like Inky. Can he make his free throws and still make it through the season alive? Get ready. This…is Jewball.
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Wire mesh fences or even cages were set up to protect the fans and sometimes the players from the fans, but rough play and collisions with the fencing could end the careers of the players.| Read Full Review of Jewball
In my recent interview with writer Neal Pollack, he called his first novel Jewball “the book I’ve always dreamed of writing.” And for Pollack, a writer most known for satirical memoir, those dreams of an action-packed, historical fiction with noir undertones, featuring Nazi-fighting Jewish basket...Nov 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Jewball
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