My new novella (108 pages) shares the coming-of-age story of Sam Cohen, a 12-year-old Jewish boy and die-hard Cubs fan, set in Skokie and Chicago during the summer of 1970.
Sam Cohen seeks sense and spirituality. He confronts internal and external conflict, chaos, and confusion in consultation with a colorful cast of characters. Az Der Papa is young adult fiction that also resonates with older adults.
The title is a variation on the beginning of a Yiddish folk saying that translates to “When a father supports his son, both laugh; when a son supports his father, both cry.”