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The art of Jewish storytelling thrives in this captivating collection of tales by Allen Hoffman, filled with memorable characters.
This captivating collection of stories by Allen Hoffman, award winning author of the critically acclaimed "Small Worlds" series are deeply felt explorations into the Jewish mind and worldstories in the tradition of Isaac Bashevis Singer. At the same time, illuminated by compassion and humor, they transcend cultural boundaries and provide fascinating studies in the universal human experience. Kagan the compulsive gambler, Bluma the old beggar woman, Hymie the well-to-do arsonist, and Maxie the juggling uncle are but a few of the comic and sympathetic characters of Hoffman's title novella and four short stories that celebrate the human experience. Hoffman loves and integrates two worlds, the modern secular and the timeless traditional. "Kagan's Superfecta" is a dazzling, inspirational performance."
1. Praise for "Kagan's Superfecta: "
"Hoffman has it all just right in these rich, amusing talesThe novella and four short stories gathered here are marvelous mirrors of Jewish ways and hearts and mindsOriginal and wonderful." "Publisher's Weekly"
Recipient of the 1981 Edward Lewis Wallant Award
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