(Fiction, 226 pp. 2005)
Thirteen linked stories imitate in prose the complex poetic form called a sestina, inviting readers into the lives of four generations of a Jewish family, once from Russia and now scattered across North America. Moments of joy, despair, hope, and puzzlement weave through stories that move back and forth in time.
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- Review by Sue Halpern, New York Times, October 16, 2005