Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

It is 1906. The death of his seventeen-year-old son, Arturo, has disrupted the life of Max Barabander in Buenos Aires, sending him back to his roots in Warsaw. Having attained wealth and respectability after a youth of poverty and a prison stretch for theft, Max revisits scenes of the past in the thieves’ quarter in Warsaw, finding congenial underworld company. Visiting hi….Read More

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