Hope – A Tragedy
by Shalom Auslander
The humour, at times can leave you gasping . . . comic brilliance Sunday Times Solomon Kugel has had enough of the past and its burdens. So, in the hope of starting afresh, he moved his family to a small rural town where nothing of import has ever happened. Sadly, Kugels life isnt that simple. His family soon find themselves threatened by a local arsonist and his ailing mother won’t stop reminiscing about the Nazi concentration camps she didnt actually suffer through. And when, one night, Kugel discovers a living, breathing, thought-to-be-dead specimen of history hiding in his attic, bad very quickly becomes worse. Singularly inventive and superbly shocking . . . nothing short of genius Scotland on Sunday He will make you laugh until your heart breaks New York Times Book Review
About The Author
Shalom Auslander was raised as an Orthodox Jew in Spring Valley, New York. Nominated for the Koret Award for writers under thirty-five, he has published articles in Esquire and has had stories aired on NPR’s This American Life. He lives in New York City.