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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The prince of West End Avenue: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
At first glance, this novel is a deceptively humorous take on life in a Manhattan Jewish retirement community. The narrator, Otto Korner, is writing a journal of the events surrounding a production of ... Read full review