In his first collection of stories since Fabulous Small Jews, Joseph Epstein delivers all the pleasures his readers have come to expect: stories of ordinary men confronting the moments that define a life, told with the bittersweet humor and loving irony encompassed in the title of the book. These fourteen tales map a very particular worldaJews whose lives are anchored in Chicagoain rich, revealing detail even as they brim with universal longings: complex love affairs and unspoken rivalries, family triumphs and private disappointments. Epstein, who ahappens to possess a standup comicas gift for punch linesa (New York Times Book Review), brings his emphatically grown-up characters to witty, rueful, and charming life. The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff is a marvelous collection from a master of the short form and one of the most distinctive writers working in America today.And Other Stories Joseph Epstein ... I hate to think of myself as a whiner; ita#39;s bad enough thinking of myself as a cuckold. ... Still, he and I had never shared any intimacies whatsoever, and his unloading, as he put it, suggested a deep friendlessness in ... My wife nodded that it was fine, and I said we were looking forward to it.
|Title||:||The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2010-06-14|