The open door: a novel
Myron Adler is a butcher and Faye, his pretentious wife, leads a fantasy life filled with high-class suitors. Through the 1940s and '50s the Adlers raise two sons, who are kept off-balance and cautious -- unsure when sweetness will instantly turn bitter or a peaceful Sunday dinner will erupt into brutal violence.With candor and precision, Skloot captures the nuances of second-generation immigrant life as well as the pulse of mid-century Brooklyn -- where Mafia heavies, baseball's Dodgers, the Mad Bomber, and two- bit boxers populate a world the Adler brothers seem destined to inherit.
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Review: The Open DoorUser Review - John - Goodreads
Skloot has achieved fame, for his splendid essays about his struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as well as for his poetry. He deserves all the acclaim both forms of writing have brought him, to be ... Read full review