Harry finds himself transplanted from staid and steady Brooklyn in the 1930s and discovers a world that eclipses anything that the Scarlet Pimpernel or Captain Horatio Hornblower could conjure before his inexperienced eyes. His life of excitement is predominantly lived between his ears.
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About the Author
Steve Stern’s fiction, with its deep grounding in Yiddish folklore, has prompted critics such as Cynthia Ozick to hail him as the successor to Isaac Bashevis Singer. He is the author of critically acclaimed books such as Isaac and the Undertaker’s Daughter, winner of the Pushcart Writers’ Choice Award; The Wedding Jester, which won the National Jewish Book Award; The Angel of Forgetfulness, one of The Washington Post’s Best Books of 2006; and The North God. Stern currently lives in Balston Spa, New York, and teaches at Skidmore College.