The Prince Of West End Avenue
In the Emma Lazarus retirement home in uptown Manhattan, the Jewish inmates embark on a chaotic, bitchy production of Hamlet.
Comedy and tragedy combine as our hero, Otto Korner, directs his quirky, libidinous fellow residents in the play and looks back over his adventures in Germany, Zurich, (where he met Lenin and inadvertently invented Dada), Auschwitz and America.
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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Review: The Prince of West End AvenueUser Review - Katy Noyes - Goodreads
Hilarious and heart-breaking. Wonderful read, especially if you can follow the Hamlet references. Little gem. Read full review
Review: The Prince of West End AvenueUser Review - Meryl - Goodreads
I recommend this book to anyone who will listen to me. It is one of my all-time top three. Smart, well-written, spare, funny and touching, this story is about a group of elderly Jewish people (living in a nursing home) who put on a production of Hamlet. Read full review